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Article Date: May 2017
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Court Allows Columbia Outlet Pricing Suit to Proceed

A federal court in Northern California denied Columbia’s motion for summary judgment in a case involving consumers who claimed to have been deceived by reference prices paid at a factory outlet store, and conditionally certified as a class for the suit all consumers who had bought Special Makeup Items at a COLM outlet store since Jul. 1, 2014, the date the company started selling SMUs alongside merchandise that did represent markdowns from in-line products. The court also allowed the testimony of an FIT professor on whether there were differences between the SMUs and the reference inline garments that formed ... Log in to view full article.


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