The Children’s Place Discounts
October 2019: The plaintiffs amended their motion for preliminary approval of the proposed settlement agreement.
February 2018: A federal judge gave the plaintiffs two weeks to file an amended motion addressing the court’s concerns with the proposed settlement agreement.
November 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to the settlement terms, the store agreed to distribute 800,000 vouchers to class members. Class members may choose to receive vouchers for either $6 off any purchase or 25% off of the first $100 of a purchase. The number of vouchers class members will receive depends on the amount they spent and whether they have proof of purchase. For more information about the proposed settlement, click here.
May 2017: The parties notified the Court that they reached a settlement agreement, are in the process of putting the agreement in writing, and plan on filing a motion for preliminary approval within 60 days.
February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Children’s Place for allegedly misleadingly advertising discounts by comparing sale prices to false market prices. According to the complaint, the market prices were artificially inflated and were never the original prices for the products. In addition, the complaint alleges that the market prices were not the prevailing market price within the three months immediately before the advertisement, as required by California law. (Rael et al v. The Children’s Place, Inc. and Does 1-50, Case No. 16-cv-370, S. D. CA.)
For more information about misleadingly advertised discounts and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.