HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a settlement worth roughly $95.9 million with USA Discounters LTD and related companies after allegations that the companies deceived members of the military and veterans.
USA Discounters, which also does business as USA Living and Fletcher’s Jewelers, sold consumer goods online, including furniture, appliances, televisions, computers, smart phones and jewelry. According to claims, the company sold these items at grossly overpriced rates on credit with high interest, specifically targeting military members and military veterans.
USA Discounters’ alleged actions violated Pennsylvania's unfair trade practices and consumer protection law. To settle claims, the company agreed to a host of actions that will help settle the balances of allegedly affected consumers. Roughly $1.5 million of the total settlement amount will go toward 641 Pennsylvania consumers.
Handling the case for Pennsylvania was deputy attorney general and acting director of the military and veterans affairs Jodi L. Zucco of the Office of Attorney General's bureau of consumer protection. The case was part of a national case involving 49 other attorneys general.