Who is a Class Member
Class members of the Van Heusen Fake Sale Prices Class Action Settlement includes all persons who “between June 1, 2012 and October 3, 2018, purchased one or more items from any Van Heusen Store where a higher reference price was displayed.”
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- $150 in Merchandise Certificates (with proof); without proof one merchandise certificate in the amount of $6.50
The actual settlement payout terms are broken down into tiers as follows:
Tier 1 Authorized Claimants: A Tier 1 Authorized Claimant is a Class Member who: (i) is (or was) a member of the Van Heusen Stores loyalty program for whom PVH maintains contact information in the form of a valid current email address or postal address; (ii) made one or more Qualifying Purchase(s) during the Class Period; and (iii) does not submit a valid and timely written exclusion request. A Tier 1 Authorized Claimant does not need to submit a Claim Form or proof of Qualifying Purchase. PVH shall issue one (1) Merchandise Certificate to each Tier 1 Authorized Claimant.
Tier 2 Authorized Claimants: A Tier 2 Authorized Claimant is a Class Member who: (i) is not a Tier 1 Authorized Claimant: (ii) made one or more Qualifying Purchase(s) during the Class period; (iii) submits valid and timely Claim Form, together with acceptable proof of such Qualifying Purchase(s) during the Class Period; and (iv) does not submit a valid and timely written exclusion request. PVH shall issue one (1) Merchandise Certificate to each Tier 2 Authorized Claimant.
Tier 3 Authorized Claimants: A Tier 3 Authorized Claimant is a Class Member who: (i) is either a Tier 1 Authorized Claimant or a Tier 2 Authorized Claimant; (ii) made one or more Qualifying Purchase(s) during the Class Period in an aggregate amount of $150.01 or more; (iii) submits a valid and timely Claim Form, together with acceptable proof of such Qualifying Purchase(s) during the Class; and (iv) does not submit a valid and timely written exclusion request. PVH shall issue one (1) additional Merchandise Certificate to each Tier 3 Authorized Claimant.
Proof of Purchase
- No proof is necessary; however to receive a larger payout, you will need to provide proof of purchase.
Van Heusen Fake Sale Prices Settlement Notes
- Ramos v. PVH Corporation, et al.
- Case No. 34-2018-00234829
- Pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
In June 2018, plaintiff Maria Ramos filed this class action lawsuitalleging Van Heusen falsely and misleadingly advertised phantom markdowns and fake sale prices in order to entice consumers to make purchases.
Van Heusen is “The #1 Dress Shirt Brand in America” and for the most part sell their brand through various department stores, including JC Penney, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. However, as part of its retail operations, Van Heusen also operates several outlet (also know as factory) discount stores throughout the U.S.
Specifically, the Van Heusen fake sale prices class action lawsuit alleges that the company misled consumers by advertising items at discounted prices by placing tags on its products sold at its California outlet locations that provided consumers with an item’s alleged “retail price” and then selling the items at a price lower than the represented “retail price”. Essentially, the sale prices were fake since the item was never listed at the alleged retail price indicated on the tag. These fake sale prices were a tactic to entice consumers to purchase merchandise, since many consumers are more apt to purchase an item if they believe they are getting a great deal or bargain.
Van Heusen denies the allegations and denies that anyone was harmed as a result of anything the company did but agreed to settle the case. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Van Heusen Fake Sale Prices Settlement website.
Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Van Heusen Fake Sale Prices Settlement must do so by January 16, 2019. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before January 16, 2019.
- 1/16/19: Claim Form Deadline
- 1/16/19: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 4/5/19: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check RamosSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Ramos v PVH Corporation, c/o Claims Administrator, Po Box 60255, Philadelphia, PA 19102-0255
- Email: [email protected]
- Gene J, Stonebarger and Richard D. Lambert of Stonebarger Law APC
- Thomas A. Kearney and Prescott W. Littlefield of Kearney Littlefield LLP