Lands’ End “Made in the USA” Claims

December 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement.

April 2016: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for November 29, 2016.

February 2016: The parties moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive a full refund for products purchased that were mislabeled as “Made in USA,” plus interest (10% per year from the date of purchase).

July 2015: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint re-alleging that Lands’ End misrepresents products – including the Kids To-be-tied Plaid Necktie – as “Made in USA” when some are actually made in China.

June 2015: A federal judge dismissed this class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End finding, among other things, that:

  • The plaintiff does not have standing (i.e., a proper basis) to bring the claims regarding products that she did not purchase because the complaint does not include enough detail to determine if the unpurchased products are similar to the necktie plaintiff did buy; and
  • The complaint did not allege that the phrase “Made in U.S.A.” or other similar language appears on the necktie itself or on its container, as required to show a violation of California law.

The complaint was dismissed without prejudice, meaning that the plaintiff can refile an amended complaint. The judge gave the plaintiff until July 6, 2015, to file an amended complaint.

October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Lands’ End for allegedly falsely marketing some of its apparel as “Made in the USA.” For example, plaintiffs claim that Lands’ End misleadingly labeled the Kids To-be-tied Plain Necktie as “made in the USA” when, in reality, its parts – such as the fabric and thread – are manufactured outside of the U.S. and the necktie itself is made in China. (Oxina et al v. Lands’ End, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-2577, S. D. CA.).

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