NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A Massachusetts woman is suing the Coach handbag company, alleging it misrepresents its reduced prices.
Michelle Marino, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Feb. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Coach Inc., alleging violations of the New Hampshire Consumer Protection Act and the New York General Business Law, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and unjust enrichment.
The complaint states that on the price tags of Coach outlet store products, Coach advertises the "manufacturer's suggested retail price" along with a placard advertising a reduced price intended to represent to the consumer a large price reduction.
However, the suit alleges, Coach manufactures the Coach outlet store products for exclusive sale at its outlet stores, always at the advertised reduced price, and never at the manufacturer's suggested retail price.
Marino and others in the class seek actual damages, injunctive relief, interests, attorney fees and other costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Benjamin Elga and Charles LaDuca of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca in Brooklyn, New York and Bethesda, Maryland, attorney Jeffrey D. Kaliel of Tycko & Zavareei in Washington, D.C., attorneys Melissa W. Wolchansky and Charles D. Moore of Halunen Law in Minneapolis, attorneys Jeffrey M. Ostrow and Scott Edelsberg of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and attorney Erica Mirabella of Mirabella Law in Boston.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 1:16-CV-01122-VEC