Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Sports Warehouse Fake Online Sale Prices Settlement if you “(1) purchased merchandise from Sports Warehouse that was advertised with a price comparison (2) were a citizen of the State of California at the time of the purchase, and (3) made your purchase between January 17, 2013 and October 23, 2017.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Class members who submit a valid and timely claim form will receive a pro rata share of the net settlement fund. The actual amount will depend on how many Class members submit claim forms and will be based on the number of qualifying Sports Warehouse purchases and transactions.
Proof of Purchase
- Settlement Class Members will need to enter in their Claim ID Number and Passcode provided on their Class Notice.
Sports Warehouse Fake Online Sale Prices Settlement Notes
- Matt McDuffee v. Sports Warehouse
- Case No. 37-2017-00001781-CU-BT-NC
- Pending in the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of San Diego
In April 2017, plaintiff Matt McDuffee filed this putative class action lawsuit alleging Sports Warehouse falsely advertised discounts of its athletic products and apparel on its websites, which include:
- Tennis-Warehouse.com (sold some Lebron James Rookie Cards)
Specifically, the complaint challenges Sports Warehouse’s purported practice of using fake former prices to entice customers to make purchases, making them think they are getting a better deal than they actually are.
“The supposed discounts do not exist because the merchandise never was offered at the stated former retail prices or was not offered at the stated former retail price for a substantial period of time within California,” the Sports Warehouse Fake Online Prices class action lawsuit states.
In McDuffee’s case, he purchased a tennis racquet from one of Sports Warehouse’s websites listed as “Sale: $129.00 Was $179.00”. McDuffee thought he was getting a deal, saving $50 on a new racquet. But, in actuality, the racquet was never offered or sold at the $179.00 price.
Under California law, if a business wants to use former prices on sales tags to show a comparison from the former price and the discounted price, the item must have been listed at the former price at least three months prior to the advertising of comparison sale price.
Sports Warehouse denies that it used fake comparison prices and maintains class members were never harmed by these actions, but agreed to settle for $3 million to avoid further litigation.
Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Sports Warehouse Fake Online Sale Prices Settlement website.
Class members who wish to excludes themselves or object to the terms of the Sports Warehouse Fake Online Sale Prices Settlement must do so by May 21, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim must do so by May 21, 2018.
- 5/21/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 5/21/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 6/15/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check SportsWarehouseSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Sports Warehouse Settlement, c/o CPT Group, 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
- Phone: 1-888-384-1460
- Email: SportsWarehouseSettlement@cptgroup.com
- Anthony J. Orshansky, Justin Kachadoorian, and Scott E. Brown of Counsel One Group PC