CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - An Ohio man is suing a home goods and apparel company, alleging it advertises fake discounts.
Max Gerboc, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 18 in Court of Common Pleas Lake County Ohio against ContextLogic Inc., alleging violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud.
The suit alleges the defendant advertises fake discounts on its website, www.wish.com, and its Wish mobile application. The complaint says the defendant listed a false, higher price that was marked down to a seemingly lower price, even though the product was never sold at the higher price.
Gerboc and others in the class seek compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Patrick J. Perotti, Nicole T. Fiorelli, and Frank A. Bartella of Dworken & Bernstein Co. in Painesville, Ohio.
The defendant filed April 19 to remove the case to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division because the putative class consists of at least 100 members and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million.
Court of Common Pleas Lake County Ohio Case number 16-CV-000516
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division Case number 1:16-CV-00928-DCN