Deceptive Sales Practices
How does sales tax work with software, since it sells under different terms, such as licenses? The complaint for this class action alleges that Claris International, Inc. wrongly charges sales tax on its software products. The complaint alleges that Claris has violated Illinois state laws, including the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, among other things.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc. is the largest timeshare ownership program in the world. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it uses deceptive and misleading presentations to sell its timeshares, misleading potential customers about things like the value of its points and the availability of the properties for vacations.
Doordash, Inc. picks food up from restaurants and delivers it to customers. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company charges customers sales taxes even in states where there is no sales tax, thereby taking more money for itself.
The complaint for this class action alleges that LLR, Inc. and LuLaRoe, LLC charged customers sales taxes on merchandise in jurisdictions where sales taxes are not collected.
Walmart is settling a class action alleging that when customers bought items with coupons, it charged them sales tax on the original price of the item rather than on the price they actually paid for it. The complaint claims that Pennsylvania state law requires retailer to deduct the value of the coupons before calculating sales tax.
The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that the General RV Center, Inc. (GRVC) took advantage of an elderly couple and made them believe that they were buying a new recreational vehicle (RV) when in fact they were buying one that had been recalled for defects. From start to finish, the sales process seems to have been questionable, with changing prices, misrepresentation, and other suspect details.
Are illegal weapons being sold at your local Home Depot? Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that some of the knives sold there meet the description of switchblades or “illegal gravity knives” that are prohibited by state laws. Even worse, customers are given no warning, so they buy these knives and carry them without knowing that they are illegal.
This settlement resolves a class action against Sam’s Club claiming that it did not fully honor its freshness guarantee set forth in the Sam’s Member Benefits Pamphlet. The guarantee states: “Refunds of Fresh Product (i.e., Meat, Bakery, or Produce) will follow the 200% guarantee: Double the Member’s money back OR refund of the original purchase price and replacement of the item.”
The complaint for this class action asserts that the defendants—Wells Fargo, Windows USA, and a company related to Windows—used unfair pressure tactics and outright misrepresentations to lure potential customers in to signing agreements, related to window replacements and their financing, that did not provide what they were said to provide.