Advertised Discounts at Kohl’s
November 2013: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations that the store deceptively advertised pricing discounts.
May 2013: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s December 2010 decision concluding that the named plaintiff did have standing and adequately alleged injury. The case was remanded for further proceedings. (Case No. 11-55793, 9th Cir.)
December 2010: A federal judge dismissed false advertising claims finding that the named plaintiff did not have standing (i.e., a proper basis to sue) because he did not lose money or property.
August 2010: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Kohl’s for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of discounts. The complaint, which was filed in state court in August 2010 and transferred to federal court in October 2010, alleges that the store deceptively offered specific dollar discounts from false “original” prices that were inflated and not the prevailing market price for the three months immediately before the advertisement, as required by California law. (Hinojos et al v. Kohl’s Corp. et al, Case No. 10-cv-7590, C. D. CA.)
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.
When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.