$2.9M Neiman Marcus Last Call Stores Class Action Settlement (CA Only)

Who is a Class Member?

You are included in the Neiman Marcus Last Call class action settlement “if you made one or more Qualifying Purchases.

A Qualifying Purchase means the purchase of a product advertised by Neiman Marcus with a “Compared to” price from August 7, 2010 through May 21, 2018 (1) at any California Last Call store and/or (2) on Last Call’s website if you provided a California billing address.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $2,900,000.00

Estimated Award

  • VARIES

Your exact payment will depend on how many Settlement Class members submit valid Claim Forms and will be calculated using a point system.


Proof of Purchase

  • No proof of purchase is necessary; however, Class Members who submit proof of purchase with their Claim Form can receive a higher cash payout for all qualifying purchases.

Claim Form

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Neiman Marcus Last Call Settlement Notes

  • Linda Rubenstein v. The Neiman Marcus Group LLC
  • Case No. 2:14-cv-07155-SJO-JPR
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

In August 2014, plaintiff Linda Rubenstein filed this putative class action lawsuit alleging that consumers were deceived by the purported fake “Compared to” price tags on merchandise sold at Neiman Marcus Last Call outlet stores in California.

Outlet stores have become increasingly popular among shoppers who seek luxury products without the hefty price tag. According to the complaint, the products sold at Neiman Marcus Last Call stores have never been sold or intended to sell at Neiman Marcus’ flagship luxury stores. Instead, lower quality products are manufactured directly for sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call and sold at a price specifically determined for that purpose.

Despite this, Neiman Marcus includes a significantly higher “Compared to” price on its Last Call product price tags that suggest that the product has been discounted or is otherwise comparable to luxury products at the “Compared to” price point.

This practice, combined with the name and branding of the Neiman Marcus Last Call stores, deceives consumers into thinking that they are purchasing discounted Neiman Marcus luxury products in accordance with the traditional model of retail outlet stores.

Neiman Marcus denies all allegations and wrongdoing of any kind. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Neiman Marcus Last Call settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Neiman Marcus Last Call settlement must do so by August 20, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before August 20, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 8/20/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 8/20/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 10/1/18: Final Hearing at 10:00 am 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 www.CALastCallSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Neiman Marcus CA Last Call Settlement Program, Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 26972, Richmond, VA 23261
  • Phone: 1-888-245-4112

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

California Guess Outlet Stores Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the California Guess Outlet Stores Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement include “all individuals who, between April 17, 2011 and February 26, 2018, purchased an item from any Guess Factory store in the state of California where a higher reference price was displayed.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Estimated Award

  • Varies

Class Members who submit valid and timely claim forms can receive a voucher award as follows:

  • Tier 1: $4 off any purchase or $5 off a purchase of $20 or more
  • Tier 2: $8 off any purchase or $10 off a purchase of $35 or more
  • Tier 3: $9 off any purchase or two vouchers good for $10 off a purchase of $35 or more
  • Tier 4: $12 off any purchase or three vouchers good for $10 off a purchase of $35 or more

Proof of Purchase

  • To receive a voucher, claimants will need to provide information about their purchases including:
    • Approximate Month and Year of Purchase; and
    • Approximate Location (City) of Purchase
    • Approximation of Total Spent on Claimed Items
    • Proof of Purchase (i.e. receipt, etc.)

Claim Form

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California Guess Outlet Stores Deceptive Pricing Settlement Notes

  • In Re Guess Outlet Stores Pricing
  • Case No. JCCP NO. 4883
  • Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Central Civil West

Plaintiffs Versil Milton and Shiloh Borsh brought this class action lawsuit claiming Guess uses fake reference prices at its outlet factory stores.

Specifically the plaintiffs allege that Guess “misled consumers by advertising items at discounted prices by placing tags on its products sold at its California outlet locations that provide consumers with an item’s alleged “retail price” and then selling the items at a price lower than the represented “retail price.”

California law prohibits advertising goods for sale as discounted from former prices, when in fact, such representations are false and misleading. Basically, if the purported advertised retail price never existed or if the item was not sold at that price for three months preceding the discounted price, it is a violation of California’s consumer protection laws.

Guess says the claims are without merit and despite settling the case, maintains they did not engage in any unlawful conduct with regard to their outlet stores’ pricing practices. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Guess Outlet Stores Deceptive Pricing Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the California Guess Outlet Store Deceptive Pricing Settlement must do so by June 11, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before June 11, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 6/11/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 6/11/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 7/11/18: Final Hearing at 9:00 am 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 www.InReGuessOutletPricingSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Guess Outlet Stores Pricing, c/o JND Legal Administration, PO Box 91348, Seattle, WA 98111-9862
  • Email: info@inreguessoutletpricingsettlement.com

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

Claim $5 Cash or $12 Voucher Ann Taylor Fake Discounts Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Ann Taylor Fake Discounts Class Action Settlement include “all persons identified in ANN’s business records as of July 25, 2017, who, from May 5, 2012 to May 4, 2016, purchased one or more items from ANN’s Ann Taylor Factory or LOFT Outlet stores offered at a discount from a regular or original price.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Settlement Amount

  • $6,100,000.00

Estimated Award

  • $5 Cash or $12 Voucher

Claimants can elect to receive a $5 cash payment or a $12 voucher redeemable for merchandise at Ann Taylor Factory or LOFT Outlet stores. The actual cash payment may be adjusted up or down, depending on the number of eligible claim forms received and the final amount of notice and administration costs.


Proof of Purchase

  • To receive a $5 cash award, claimants will need to identify the date and location of at least one purchase of merchandise from Ann. To receive a $12 voucher, no proof or purchase is required.

Claim & Verification Form

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Ann Taylor Fake Discounts Settlement Notes

  • Siobhan Morrow and Ashley Gennock, et al. v. Ann Inc.
  • Case No. 16-cv-3340 (JPO) (SN)
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

In July 2016, plaintiffs Siobhan Morrow and Ashley Gennock filed this class action lawsuit alleging Ann Inc. engaged in a deceptive pricing and advertising scheme where they misrepresented the quality and price of merchandise sold at its Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet stores.

Specifically, the Ann Taylor class action lawsuit alleges that the company listed fake original prices on it sales tags, in-store displays, and its websites leading consumers to believe the items they were purchasing at the outlet stores were originally sold at a higher price. This fake discounts pricing was a tactic to induce consumer to purchase merchandise, cine many consumers enjoy purchase items on sale or at markdowns – thinking they are getting a great deal or bargain.

“In fact, the represented discounts were nothing more than mere phantom markdowns because the represented regular or original prices were artificially inflated and were never the original prices for the merchandise sold at Defendant’s Outlet Stores,” the Ann Taylor fake discounts class action lawsuit states.

Ann Inc. denies the allegations and denies that anyone was harmed as a result of anything the company did but agreed to settle the case for $6.1 million. In addition to the settlement fund, Ann Inc has agreed to modify the labeling of items sold at a discount from a regular or original price at Ann Taylor Factory or LOFT Outlet stores. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Ann Taylor Fake Discounts Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Ann Taylor Fake Discounts Settlement must do so by March 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before May 19, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 5/19/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 3/6/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 4/19/18: Final Hearing at 3:00 pm ET* (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 www.AnnPricingSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Morrow v. ANN Inc. Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 404045, Louisville, KY 40233-4045
  • Phone:1-855-636-6135
  • Email: info@annpricingsettlement.com

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

Whole Foods Overcharge Class Action Says Shoppers Pay More For Larabars

Whole Foods is facing a new consumer class action lawsuit alleging the chain of natural food supermarkets deceptively overcharges customers for health bars known as Larabars.

Plaintiff Thomas Alston originally filed the Whole Foods overcharge class action lawsuit in November 2017 in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, claiming that Whole Foods misrepresented the actual price of Larabars and intentionally misled Alston and other shoppers into believing the price for the Larabars were less than the actual price. The case was removed to federal court in December.

Alston details that on numerous occasions, when shopping at a Whole Foods in Washington D.C., he purchased Larabars that were advertised at a sale price of $1.00 as opposed to the regular, non-sale price of $1.29. In fact, because they were on sale, is why Alston decided to purchase the Larabars.

However, after making several purchases over several days, he looked at his receipts and noticed that he was being charged $1.29 instead of the advertised $1.00 sale price for the Larabars. Alston contends that Whole Foods purposely and deceptively advertised the Larabars as being on sale in order to generate more sales.

“Whole Foods calculated that most consumers would not notice the 29 cents overcharge, would not bother to say anything after they noticed the overcharge or that they would simply refund the overcharge if a consumer requested a refund,” the Whole Foods class action lawsuit states.

While 29 cents may not seem like much of an overcharge, consider that Whole Foods operates approximately 470 stores across the United States. If just one customer purchased 5 Larabars at each of those 470 and were overcharged 29 cents, that’s $681.00! Now imagine, if over 100,000 customers purchased the deceptively priced Larabars from Whole Foods – that’s close to $150,000 in overcharges that Whole Foods keeps and the consumers lose out on!

And that’s the case that Alston is trying to make. It is unlawful for Whole Foods to list the sale prices on Larabars, or any product for that matter, and then charge the customer full price at the register, hoping they just won’t notice or care. The class action lawsuit is attempting to hold Whole Foods accountable for these alleged deceptive and fraudulent sales tactics.

Alston is seeking to represent a nationwide class of consumers who since 2014, have purchased a Larabar from Whole Foods and paid $1.29 for the Larabar when the Larabar’s listed sale price was $1.00.

Among actual, statutory, and punitive damages, Alston is asking for costs incurred while traveling to Whole Foods to buy the Larabars while they were on sale as well as for “the frustration, irritation, annoyance, and anger of being defrauded into expending money he would not have otherwise spent; physical sickness resulting for emotional and mental distress; and for court costs and attorneys’ fees.”

Alston is representing himself in the Whole Foods Overcharge class action lawsuit and has requested a trial by jury.

The Whole Foods Overcharge Class Action Lawsuit is Thomas Alston v. Whole Foods Market Group, Case No. 1:17-cv-02580-EGS, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.