Canada Goose Must Face Consumer Suit Over 'Cruel' Fur

Law360 (June 30, 2021, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge said Canadian clothing company Canada Goose must face a proposed class action for allegedly misleading consumers about its "cruel" coyote fur sourcing in an attempt to pander to ethical buyers.

In a 29-page order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said George Lee made a plausible argument that Canada Goose's public vow of commitment to "ethical, responsible and sustainable sourcing" is misleading to consumers — and that his allegations "support the reasonable inference that Canada Goose obtains fur from trappers whose methods are inhumane, despite its outward commitment to 'ethical' fur sourcing."

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