The US Polo Association has agreed to a class action settlement to resolve allegations that it misled consumers with false sales offers.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased merchandise at any US Polo Association outlet store in California between July 12, 2015 and June 24, 2022 and did not receive a refund or credit for their purchases.
The American Polo Association is the governing body of polo in the United States. The association promotes polo matches, coordinates club activities and provides other benefits to registered players. The US Polo Association brand sells authentic polo apparel and accessories.
According to a 2019 class action lawsuit, US Polo Assn. stores use false reference prices to convince consumers that they are “getting a bargain”. This impression would cause consumers to make purchases that they would not have made if they knew the truth. In fact, merchandise sold by US Polo Assn. stores was never sold at reference prices, claimants claim.
“[U.S. Polo Association] intentionally depicted — on the price tags of U.S. Polo Outlet products — “reference prices” that were overstated and did not represent a bona fide price at which U.S. Polo Outlet products were previously sold,” claims the counterfeit class action lawsuit. selling price. “The advertised reference price was also not a retail price prevailing in the market in the three months immediately preceding the publication of the old advertised prices, as required by California law.”
The US Polo Association has not admitted any wrongdoing, but has agreed to resolve these claims through a class action settlement. The total settlement fund was not disclosed.
Under the Misrepresentation Settlement, class members may receive one of two commodity certificates.
With the first certificate, band members can receive 10% off the first $100 of any merchandise purchase. The second certificate offers $5 off any purchase. For both certificates, no minimum purchase is required.
These vouchers are valid for four months after issuance and can be used at any US Polo Assn. factory outlet in California or on the company’s online store. Certificates are non-transferable and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
The US Polo Association also agreed to provide an injunction. Specifically, the Company is committed to maintaining pricing and labeling practices that comply with California sales regulations and state laws.
The exclusion and objection deadline is September 22, 2022.
The final approval hearing for the US Polo Association’s False Selling Price Settlement is scheduled for October 21, 2022.
In order to receive settlement benefits, Class Members must submit a valid Claim Form by September 22, 2022.