The Discounts at Tween Brands Retail Stores

In January 2015, a state judge preliminarily approved a $3 million settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Tween Brands retail stores. The complaint, which was filed in 2014, alleged that the stores advertised merchandise as “40% off” when it had not been sold at the marked regular price for at least 28 of the 90 days immediately before the sale, as required by Ohio law.

According to the settlement terms, class members without proof of purchase may receive either $12 or a coupon for 40% off of a single purchase. Class members with proof of purchase may receive a refund of 20% of their total purchases . In addition, the parties agreed that any portion of the $3 million settlement fund not paid to the class members will go to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, and University Hospitals Pediatric Plastic Surgery Department.

The final fairness hearing is scheduled for May 8, 2015. Go to www.OhioSalePriceSettlement.com for more information. (Perez v. Tween Brands Inc., Case No. 14-cv-001119, Court of Common Pleas for Lake County, Ohio).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding the misleading advertising of discounts and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

 

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