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J.C. Penney Settlement

  • JCP is the target of a class action lawsuit claiming the firm engaged in a “false advertising” scheme
  • The lead plaintiff in the case is Cynthia Spann and J.C. Penney has agreed to a settlement of $50,000,000
  • U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin dismissed an attempt by J.C. Penney to have the case dismissed

Class members in the J.C. Penney Settlement lawsuit contend that JCP advertised special sales on products that were marked down from their original price but in all actuality these products were never marked down.  Judge Fernando Olguin agreed with the plaintiff that it was possible that reasonable consumers would not have made the purchases they did, had they known the price-comparisons were fake.  The J.C. Penney Fake Sale Class Action Lawsuit is entitled Cynthia E. Spann v. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. et al. and class members will have until 06/30/2016 to file a claim.

J.C. Penney Settlement Footnotes

  • Proof of purchase is not required in order to file a claim
  • The J.C. Penney fake sale lawsuit is case number 8:12-cv-00215
  • Mr. Matthew J. Zevin and Derek J. Emge will represent all class members who file valid claim by June 30, 2016
  • Class members will be able to pick between a cash payment or a J.C. Penney store credit

Who are considered class members?

…all individuals who while in the State of California purchased one or more private or exclusive branded items of apparel or accessories advertised at a discount of at least 30 percent off the “original” or “regular” price between Nov. 5, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2012 or Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014” –

Any questions about the J.C. Penney fake sale class action lawsuit can be directed to 855-731-7497.  Claim forms can be filed online or via mail by sending them to: Spann v. JCPenney Corporation, Inc. c/o Heffler Claims Group P.O. Box 509 Philadelphia, PA 19105-0509.

Primary References

  2. J.C. Penney Settlement Claim Form

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