Retail Outlets Become Fertile Ground For New Lawsuits
By Jonathan Randles (August 15, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Recent lawsuits accusing Michael Kors LLC and Neiman Marcus Ltd. of deceiving consumers about supposed savings on items at their outlet stores are likely just the tip of the iceberg as plaintiffs attorneys probe what has become an increasingly popular way for retailers to attract new customers.
The lawsuits against Michael Kors and Neiman Marcus claim tags used to compare higher prices at the flagship store with lower prices at the outlets are misleading. In actuality, the lawsuits say, many of these items were offered only at outlet stores — deceiving shoppers about the value and quality of the items they purchase...
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