Jos. A. Bank Escapes Deceptive Ad Suit Over Discounts

Law360, Los Angeles (January 28, 2013, 7:36 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday threw out a proposed class action by two consumers who claimed men’s clothing retailer Joseph A. Bank Clothiers Inc. used deceptive advertising practices to lie about discounts, saying plaintiffs failed to specifically show unlawful conduct.

Monday’s dismissal puts an end to allegations that Jos. A. Bank misled consumers by offering its “sale” items at perpetual discounts for a number of years and never actually selling at the purported regular price, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act....
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