September 2015: This action was dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Later the same month, a Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint (which consolidates this lawsuit with two others: Chester v. T.J. Maxx and Berkoff v. Marshalls) making similar allegations was filed. The complaint alleges that TJX Companies retailers – including TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods – make consumers believe that prices of products are significantly discounted by comparing its prices to false higher prices. (In Re The TJX Companies, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-1437, C. D. CA.)
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July 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against HomeGoods for allegedly misleadingly advertising discounts to make consumers believe they are saving money by comparing a sale price to a false higher price. (Metoyer and Berkoff et al v. The TJX Companies, Inc., HomeGoods, Inc., and Does 1-100, Case No. 15-cv-1480, C. D. CA.)
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