Saks Dodges Class Action Alleging Shortchanged Refunds

Law360, Los Angeles (October 6, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A California judge dismissed on Tuesday a putative class action alleging luxury retailer Saks Inc. violated consumer protection and unfair competition laws by excluding sales tax from refunds issued to customers who don't bring a receipt, ruling the complaint should have been lodged with a state tax agency.

Named plaintiff Nadereh Moshiri's filed suit against Saks and the California State Board of Equalization, alleging the store retained excess sales tax for its own gain rather than remitting to customers as required by California law and calling the...
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