Costco Illegally Employs Optometrists In Stores, Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 3:10 PM EST) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. violates California's ban on so-called one-stop shops by employing optometrists and allowing them share private patient information with opticians who sell eyewear in the same store, according to a class action removed to California federal court Wednesday.

Customer Jason DeCarlo alleges that Costco offers customers the ability to obtain both an eye examination from an optometrist and eyewear from an optician in its retail stores, violating California's law which seeks to protect customers from the hazards of combined operations, under which optometrists' professional...
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Case Information

Case Title

DeCarlo v. Costco Wholesale Corporation et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


John A. Houston

Date Filed

January 29, 2014

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