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Vegan Says Michael Kors Sold Fur-Trimmed Bags As Synthetic

Law360, New York (May 14, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Michael Kors Inc. was hit Tuesday with a proposed class action alleging the store falsely advertises handbags as being made of synthetic material when they actually contain leather and fur, deceiving people who don’t want to own anything made from animals.

Plaintiff Jennifer Goodwin alleged in her California state court complaint that she wanted a handbag, and that as a vegan, she researched her choices and found a Michael Kors handbag that was advertised as not containing any animal products.

She purchased a Michael Kors Kempton tote that was advertised as being made of only nylon and polyvinyl chloride, or PVC,...

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