SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Nordstrom is facing a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey consumer who claims unlawful uniform sale and marketing practices are used at Nordstrom Rack stores.
Laurie Munning filed a complaint in the Superior Court of Washington for King County against Nordstrom Inc. and Does 1-20 alleging violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, violation of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing and violation of the New Jersey Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act.
The plaintiff alleges price tags on Nordstrom Rack items feature both a higher "reference" price and lower "sale" price, and the higher price has a "strikethrough" on the tag. The plaintiff alleges the lower sale price is the item's actual selling price and the reference prices are "wholly fictitious and inflated prices created by the defendant as a marketing tool according to a standardized formula."
The plaintiff seeks disgorgement or restitution and to permanently enjoin Nordstrom from using the alleged inflated discounts. She is represented by Daniel Hattis and Che Corrington of Hattis & Lukacs in Bellevue, Washington; and Stephen DeNittis and Shane Prince of DeNittis Osefchen & Prince Law Firm PC in Marlton, New Jersey.
The case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Nov. 7.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington case number 2:19-CV-01810-RSL