Miami "Fashionista" Lawyer Sues Forever 21 Over a Penny
According to Law.com, Kellman bought the shorts at the Dolphin Mall Forever 21 for $14.46, and returned them a few weeks later at the Sunset Shops Forever 21 for $14.45. In June, she bought a black skirt at the Sunset store for $11.57 and then returned it at the same store and only received $11.56.
Kellman has now filed suit and contends that Forever 21 runs a penny-skimming scheme. Kellman is employed with Strickland Law Firm in Coral Gables, but has hired Kevin Love of Criden & Love in South Miami to handle the suit.
"It might not be a lot of money, but nonetheless it's a violation," Love told Law.com.
The lawsuit has been filed as a class-action suit, meaning the suit has been filed on behalf of anyone who has been charged a penny more or refunded a penny less by the retailer in the past five years. Though, because the class-action suit was filed in Miami-Dade, the total money of the rip-off must be worth more than $15,000. That translates to 1.5 million pennies, or, as Law.com puts it, "at least 750,000 customers making and returning purchases since 2007."
This should be a legal change of pace for the cheapo retailer. They get sued pretty regularly, but usually for ripping off the designs of legitimate designers.
[via Above the Law]
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