Man brings class action suit against Kohl's alleging false advertising of sale prices

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Los Angeles man is suing Kohl's over claims the department store corporation falsely advertised, marketed, and labeled sale prices.

Victor Le, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint July 29 in U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division against Kohl's Corp. and Kohl's Department Stores Inc., alleging unjust enrichment, consumer fraud, and unfair, unlawful, and deceptive business practices.

The complaint states Le purchased items from Kohl's at a supposed discounted price from "original" item prices, but the "original" prices were found to be fabricated or inflated and do not represent regular Kohl's merchandise prices.

According to the complaint, Kohl's states its discounting policy in fine print on its website: "Actual sales may not have been made at the 'regular' or 'original' prices, and intermediate markdowns may have been taken. 'Original' prices may not have been in effect during the past 90 days or in all trade areas."

The claim alleges that as a result of Kohl's false and misleading advertising, marketing, and labeling of "sale" prices, Le and other class members have suffered economic damages and financial loss.

Le seeks an order enjoining the defendants from conducting business through the above allegations, corrective advertising and marketing on the defendants' part, restoration of funds acquired through the alleged means to all affected persons, plus damages and court costs.

Le is represented by John T. Jasnoch, Joseph P. Guglielmo, and Erin G. Comite of Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law LLP in Glendale, Calif., New York City and Cochester, Conn.; and by E. Kirk Wood of Wood Law Firm LLC in Birmingham, Ala.

U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division case number 2:15-cv-05758-SJO-GJS.

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