Toys 'R' Us Ran Bogus 'Free Gift' Promos, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 26, 2012, 8:05 PM EST) -- Toys “R” Us Inc. was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court Wednesday claiming it offered valuable free gifts to lure online consumers but then provided gifts of lesser value, like miniature Lego Christmas trees, or nothing at all.

William Probert claims that Toys “R” Us engaged in bait-and-switch tactics by duping its online customers with promises of free gifts like a $15 Barbie clothing outfit when they purchased a $75 Barbie Doll. But the toy seller only stocked an “exceedingly limited”...
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Case Title

PROBERT v. TOYS "R" US-DELAWARE, INC.


Case Number

2:12-cv-07237

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

Judge

Jose L. Linares

Date Filed

November 21, 2012

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