Montana LuLaRoe buyer alleges that she was unlawfully charged a sales tax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – A Montana resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against multilevel-marketing company known for leggings over allegations it unlawfully charged a sales tax.

Melissa Hill, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, Great Falls Division against LLR Inc., doing business as LuLaRoe, and Lularoe LLC alleging violation of the Montana Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, between April 2016 and June 1, 2017, the defendants unlawfully charged a sales tax to Montana consumers when the state does not impose a sales tax on purchases. The plaintiff alleges she purchased clothing from LuLaRoe retailers in other states and had the purchases shipped to her home and was charged a sales tax.

The plaintiff holds LLR Inc. and Lularoe LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose that they were not authorized to collect taxes and unlawfully charged and collected them.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to be awarded of statutory and punitive damages, attorneys' fees, costs and for such other relief as the court may deem necessary and appropriate. She is represented by Domenic A. Cossi and Maxwell E. Kirchhoff of Western Justice Associates PLLC in Bozeman, Montana and R. Bruce Carlson, Kelly K. Iverson and Kevin W. Tucker of Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, Great Falls Division case number 4:18-cv-00120-BMM

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