August 2020: The Court preliminarily approved a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members who do not have proof of purchase or those who made purchases of less than $150 may receive one $20 voucher or $5 in cash while class members who have proof of making purchases of $150 or more may receive two $20 vouchers or $10 in cash. Coach also agreed to abide by federal and state laws and regulations regarding pricing and labeling practices. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for February 23, 2021. For more information, go to https://www.marinosettlement.com/.
October 2016: A Consolidated Class Action Complaint making the same allegations was filed.
August 2016: This action was consolidated to be heard with three other similar lawsuits. For more information about the other cases, click on the information below.
February 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Coach for allegedly misrepresenting the existence, nature, and amount of price discounts on manufactured-for-outlet products by misleadingly comparing its outlet price to a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MFSRP) in order to make consumers believe they are getting a significant discount. According the complaint, these items are only sold at outlet stores and are never sold at the suggested retail prices. (Marino et al v. Coach, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-1122, S.D.N.Y.)
For more information about misleadingly advertised discounts and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.