Sports Warehouse Settlement
- Claim filing process can be completed online
- Copy of class notice is available to for review
- Case Administrator can be contacted for help
While price comparison advertisements seem innocent enough, they certainly have the ability to get retailers into a bit of a pickle (not the crisp and delicious green kind either). The former statement especially holds true for retailers in the state of California. A recently settlement class action lawsuit called McDuffee v. Sports Warehouse was filed over allegations that the Defendant utilized a scheme of false price comparison advertising in violation of California laws that prohibits such acts. However, the Defendant has pushed back against these claims denying it used false comparison advertising, and taking it another step further, denies allegations wrong doing or liability. Which of the arguments would have prevailed in court likely will never be known as both parties have agreed to settle the matter (a conclusion that was perhaps helped along by two mediation sessions) to avoid the costs associated with taking the matter all the way to trial. Those who believe they are eligible to stake a claim can begin by going to the Sports Warehouse Settlement page and clicking the File a Claim button.
I may do just that! What else do I need to be briefed on?
- Purchases must have been between January 17th, 2013 and October 23rd, 2017
- Objections and exclusion requests must be filed no later than May 21st, 2018
- May 21st, 2018 is also the date by which claim forms be filed (VERY important)
- The Final Approval Hearing is set for June 15th, 2018 (attendance not required)
- Those who don’t file or request to be excluded will come away with NOTHING
Those with questions about the settlement can likely find the answers they need by reviewing the notice they received (the notice is also available at the Sports Warehouse Settlement page under the Important Dates & Documents section). Requests to be excluded from the settlement must be postmarked by the May 21st, 2018 deadline and sent directly to the Case Administrator. The Case Administrator is also a good place to start for those who didn’t find all the answers they were looking for when going over the notice (because sometimes a Frequently Asked Questions list just doesn’t cut the mustard).
Case Administrator Contact Information
- 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606