March 11, 2000 |
Some national retailers were accused Friday of violating a 1997 state law that bans the sale of gift certificates or gift cards with expiration dates. A Santa Ana attorney filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of eight people who say they purchased or received certificates with expiration dates. "After [the expiration date], most people throw away the gift certificates without understanding the certificates are good indefinitely under California law," attorney Neil B.
January 22, 2000 |
Ending a closely watched workplace dispute, Mervyn's department store chain has agreed to pay $11.3 million to settle allegations that the company cheated thousands of employees out of overtime at its stores throughout California. In a settlement granted preliminary approval Friday in Orange County Superior Court, Mervyn's will pay $7.
June 19, 1998 |
After years of getting stuck in aisles too narrow to navigate by wheelchair, of knocking over mannequins and of getting tangled in Macy's clothing racks, Glen Vinton and Ellen Lieber are facing the retail giant in federal court this week in a battle over passage and profitability.
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January 9, 1998 |
A Temecula man was awarded $73,680 in damages Thursday after arguing he was haunted by a false report of shoplifting that prevented him from finding a job for four years. The attorney for plaintiff Bronti Kelly, 33, had sought back pay and $200,000 in punitive damages from the May Co.--parent company of Robinsons-May department store--and its security company, Stores Protective Assn.
April 24, 1997 |
May Department Stores is the target of a lawsuit that claims its Filene's unit wronged two credit card customers in Massachusetts who agreed to keep paying Filene's even though they were under bankruptcy protection. The suit, which seeks class-action status, is the first filed against another retailer after Sears, Roebuck & Co. admitted earlier this month that it had wronged credit card customers by failing to file the proper papers after bankrupt debtors agreed to keep making payments.
April 16, 1997 |
Sears, Roebuck & Co. is the target of a shareholder lawsuit stemming from the retailer's admission that it wronged customers in bankruptcy proceedings. Attorneys for the four law firms that filed the suit in federal court in Illinois declined to say how much they were seeking in damages. Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears, the second-largest U.S.