Discounts on Children’s Place Merchandise
Allegations: Falsely advertising discounts from artificially inflated reference prices
February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Children’s Place for allegedly misleadingly advertising discounts by comparing sale prices to false market prices. According to the complaint, the market prices were artificially inflated and were never the original prices for the products. In addition, the complaint alleges that the market prices were not the prevailing market price within the three months immediately before the advertisement, as required by California law. (Rael et al v. The Children’s Place, Inc. and Does 1-50, Case No. 16-cv-370, S.D. Cal.)
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