A class-action lawsuit
was filed against Costa Del Mar for allegedly engaging in a bait-and-switch scheme. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company deceptively advertises that its sunglasses are “backed for life” by a warranty with no “gimmicks” or disclaimers when, according to plaintiffs, purchasers are charged fees – including a “diagnostic” fee and shipping and handling – to repair or replace damaged sunglasses. The lawsuit was originally filed in October 2017 and transferred
to federal court in November 2017. (Burden et al v. Costa Del Mar, Inc.
, Case No. 17-cv-3504, S. D. TX.)