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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Macy's is facing a class action alleging it deceived customers by inflating the thread counts for its bedding and linen products.
Cassandra Chiaraluce and Jonathan Fontaine, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Macy's Inc., Macy's Retail Holdings Inc., Macy's West Stores Inc. and Macys.com, alleging breach of express warranty, fraud and other claims.
The plaintiffs allege Macy's deceptively led customers to believe its bedding and linen products were of a superior quality on its labels and advertising because the defendants inflated the thread counts.
The plaintiffs claim Macy's deception was part of a "scheme" to boost sales and increase profits.
The plaintiffs seek restitution, a trial by jury, interest and all other appropriate relief. They are represented by Drew Legando of Merriman Legando Williams & Klang LLC in Cleveland; Bruce Steckler, Stuart Cochran and Kirstine Rogers of Steckler Gresham Cochran in Dallas; Erica Mirabella of Mirabella Law Firm LLC in Boston; Charles LaDuca and Brendan Thompson of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP in Washington, D.C.; Michael McShane and Clint Woods of Audet & Partners LLP in San Francisco,; and Charles Schaffer of Levin Sedran & Berman LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio case number 2:20-CV-00081