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California consumer claims Home Depot falsely advertises wood as mahogany

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 19, 2018


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges that wood he purchased from a home improvement store was not mahogany as advertised.

Clyde Golden, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Bakersfield Division against Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. for alleged violation of the California Unfair Competition Law, California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and California False Advertising Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 26, 2017, he purchased wood products at defendant's store because the products were marketed and represented to be mahogany. Despite representations to the contrary, he alleges the products were not authentic mahogany but other species of wood, such as eucalyptus. 

The plaintiff holds Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to disclose or concealed its practice of deceiving customers and inducing them to believe the products they were purchasing were genuine mahogany.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment awarding of costs suit, pre- and post-judgment interest, and such other and further relief as the court deems just appropriate. He is represented by Keith Altman, Solomon Radner and Ari Kresch of Excolo Law PLLC in Southfield, Michigan.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Bakersfield Division case number 1:18-cv-00033-LJO-JLT

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Excolo Law, PLLC U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Bakersfield Division

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