EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Six consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against textile companies, alleging breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
Paulette Kremmel, Angela Barnes, Jamie Kilgore, Travis Garner, Dominique Morrison and Amy Hill filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Feb. 10 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against AQ Textiles, LLC, Creative Textile Mills PVT. Ltd., The TJX Companies Inc., doing business as TJ Maxx and Home Goods, Ross Stores Inc., Macy's Retail Holdings Inc. and Belk Inc., alleging the defendants made false claims regarding the total thread counts contained in their products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs suffered monetary damages from being misled into purchasing falsely advertised carpet and sheet products. The plaintiffs allege the defendants advertise their products as containing a specific amount of thread counts but they actually contain far less than what is advertised, making the products lesser in quality.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, disgorge, restitution, injunction, interest, punitive damages, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Case number 3:17-cv-00147-MJR-RJD