Kate Spade & Co. Slapped With False Pricing Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2015, 2:35 PM EST) -- Kate Spade & Co. on Friday became the latest retailer to be sued over “illusory” discounts in its outlet stores when it was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court alleging that it advertised markdowns from original prices that never existed.

The suit follows a flurry of others filed over the past year against a wide range of retailers, accusing the companies of violating consumer protection laws by using price tags that list a “discount” price on items in their outlet stores, despite the fact that the items were never meant to be sold for any other, higher...

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