Harbor Freight Tools USA’s Discounts

May 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. The dismissal was with prejudice as to the named plaintiff and without prejudice as to the class members’ claims.

May 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Harbor Freight Tools USA (a tool and equipment retailer) for allegedly deceptively advertising sales by comparing “sale” prices to artificially inflated regular prices. According to the complaint, the represented “regular” prices were never the regular retail prices of the items and not the prevailing market retail prices within the three months immediately before the advertisement, as required by California law. (Shimono et al v. Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-1052, C. D. CA.)

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