LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing a vitamin supplements and related drugstore products company, alleging it charged consumers' cards without consent.
Kristyne Hanberg, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 18 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Drugstore.com Inc. and Does 1-10, alleging violations of California's Automatic Renewal Law and its Unfair Competition Law.
The suit states that the defendant made automatic renewal or continuous service offers to consumers throughout California.
When doing so, the defendant allegedly failed to present the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner.
The complaint states Drugstore.com also charged credit cards, debit cards, and third-party accounts without first obtaining affirmative consent.
Hanberg and others in the class seek damages, restitution, declaratory and injunctive relief, plus attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Gillian L. Wade of Milstein, Adelman, Jackson, Fairchild & Wade in Los Angeles, and by Scott J. Ferrell, Richard H. Hikida, David W. Reid and Victoria C. Knowles of Newport Trial Group in Newport Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-CV-00523-DMG-JEM