NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing a retailer over claims it offers phantom discounts.
Diana Dacorta, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit March 8 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against AM Retail Group, doing business as G.H. Bass & Co., alleging violations of the New York General Business Law.
Bass allegedly manufactures goods for sale through its website and at department stores, as well as lesser-quality merchandise manufactured specifically for its factory outlet stores and the factory outlet page on its website.
The suit states that in Bass' factory outlet stores and on its website, Bass uses displays "sale" prices alongside "original" prices, but the "original" prices are allegedly fabricated, as the items are never offered for sale at that price.
Dacorta and others in the class seek actual and/or statutory damages, punitive damages, interest, attorney fees, and other costs and expenses. They are represented by attorneys Jeffrey I. Carton and Joanna Sandolo of Denlea & Carton in White Plains, New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 7:16-cv-01748-NSR