November 2016: This case was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. as to the named plaintiff and When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled. as to the class members because the named plaintiff reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company. The judgment requires the company to qualify Made in USA claims if more than a specific percentage of the final product is from outside of the United States.

March 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against J Brand Inc. for allegedly misleadingly labeling J Brand jeans as “Made in California, USA” when, according to plaintiffs, more than five percent of their parts are foreign, in violation of California state law. (Elsumeri et al v. J Brand Inc., et al, Case No. BC612583, Superior Court of the State of California – County of Los Angeles)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding “Made in USA” claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.


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