DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A lawsuit has been filed against a well-known North Texas store following an I-Team investigation.
Justice, a retailer that sells tween and teen clothing, could be in some hot water for keeping sales signs up too long.
Two federal lawsuits were consolidated on April 8. In the court documents, consumers from Texas and several other states claim the “discounts” at Justice stores “never ended.” They say it is a violation of consumer state laws.
In 2011, the I-Team randomly selected items from sales ads at several North Texas stores. We spent months following those prices. We found the items almost always seemed to be on sale.
At Justice stores, the 40% off signs remained up 80% of the time we watched.
Earlier this year, Justice settled a class action lawsuit in Ohio. It gave Ohio shoppers, who felt wronged, a $12 rebate or, ironically, a 40% off coupon.
Now, if this federal lawsuit is certified and settled, consumers in Texas and nationwide could also possibly get some money back.
A spokesperson with Justice tells the I-Team: “Our company policy is not to provide comment on pending litigation.”
The I-Team checked local stores and the Justice website today. The 40% offer is not available.