GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Jos. A. Bank, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Olusola Akinmeji of Evanston, Illinois, filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, earlier this year in Prince George's County Circuit Court against Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., alleging the defendant made false representations to the consumers regarding the actual prices of its goods.

The defendant removed the case to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on May 16.

According to the complaint, Akinmeji was damaged financially from purchasing four suits that were advertised as "sale" but actually were being sold in its regular price. The plaintiff alleges Jos. A. Bank Clothiers artificially inflated the regular prices of their clothes and advertised it as "sale" to entice consumers into buying.

Akinmeji seeks trial by jury, economic and compensatory damages, treble damages, order the defendant to cease its unlawful actions, court costs and interest plus any further relief the court grants. He is represented by attorneys Beatrice O. Yakubu and Charles J. LaDuca of Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca LLP in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Case number 8:17-cv-01349-PJM 

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