TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal
Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a lawsuit against
Christopher Kaufmann and his jewelry store for alleged deceptive jewelry
Kaufmann operated businesses
under the names Christopher Kaufmann, Christopher Kaufmann, Le Salon, CK Le
Salon LLC and Nikolas LLC. He ran the businesses on Worth Avenue, a
high-status retail district in Palm Beach County.
Bondi’s office alleges the Kaufmann’s stores led consumers to believe they could sell high-end jewelry
for the price listed in the consignment agreement. Once they gave the store
their jewelry, however, they were allegedly never given the full price.
consumers, according to Bondi, made repeated requests to either return jewelry or
receive full price but were denied. The store purportedly said the jewelry
had been lost, stolen or sold but that the store could pay consumers in an
installment plan. After one installment plan, Bondi’s office alleges the store
would stop paying.
Bondi seeks to permanently
bar the businesses and owners from engaging in business in Florida.
Additionally, she seeks full restitution for allegedly affected consumers,
which could be more than $500,000.