SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A San Diego woman is suing Ralph Lauren, alleging it offered phantom markdowns.
Courtney Dennis, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 2 in
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
against Ralph Lauren Corporation, Ralph Lauren Retail Inc., and Does 1-20, alleging violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, its Unfair Competition Law, and its False Advertising Law.
The suit alleges Ralph Lauren offered phantom sales at its retail outlet stores by comparing "sale" prices to false "market" prices. The lawsuit states these market prices were artificially inflated or were not the original market prices sold at the defendants' retail outlet stores.
Dennis and others in the class seek a jury trial, damages, restitution and disgorgement, declaratory and injunctive relief, corrective advertising, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Todd D. Carpenter, Edwin J. Kilpela and Gary F. Lynch of Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter LLP in San Diego and Pittsburgh, and by Deval R. Zaveri of Zaveri Tabb APC in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-CV-01056-WQH-BGS