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 Metoyer v. HomeGoods) 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 Marshalls for allegedly deceptively advertising discounts by comparing a sale price to a false higher price in order to make consumers believe they are saving substantial amounts on their purchases. (Berkoff et al v. The TJX Companies, Inc., Marshalls of CA, LLC, and Does 1-100, Case No. 15-cv-1475, C. D. CA.)
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