LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California consumer is suing Nordstrom and New Balance, alleging they misrepresent some of their running shoes.
Joel D. Joseph, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 3 in Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles against Nordstrom Inc. and New Balance Athletics Inc., alleging violations of California's Business and Professions Code and the state's Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
The suit alleges New Balance shoes sold in Nordstrom stores are marked with "Made in the USA" on their boxes and "USA" on the shoes themselves. However, the complaint states, the shoes contain more than 10 percent imported components.
Joseph and others in the class seek damages, equitable relief, constructive trust, injunctions, interests, punitive damages, plus attorney fees and costs. Joseph is representing himself.
The defendant filed April 1 to remove the case to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division because the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 and there is diversity of citizenship among the parties.
Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles Case number SC125489
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division Case number 2:16-CV-02252-PSG-AJW