On February 22, 2019, a settlement (“Settlement”) gained final approval in a proposed in a class action lawsuit pending in the Ventura County Superior Court (“Court”) titled Press, et al. v. J. Crew Group, Inc., et al. (“Action”).  

Plaintiffs Adam Press, Dana Delman, and Caron Coladonato allege that J. Crew Group, Inc.; J. Crew Operating Corp.; J. Crew Inc.; J. Crew International, Inc.; Chinos Holdings, Inc.; Chinos Intermediate Holdings A, Inc.; and Chinos Intermediate Holdings B, Inc. (together, “J. Crew” or “Defendants”) engaged in deceptive advertising by advertising purportedly improper reference prices on merchandise. J. Crew vigorously denied that its advertising practices are deceptive or violate any laws but has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the time and expenses necessary to defend this action. No court has decided which side is right.   

The case involved persons who fell into one of the following classes: California Class: All persons who, while in California, and during the period of time beginning December 13, 2012 through the date the Court enters preliminary approval, purchased one (1) or more products at a J. Crew Factory and/or J. Crew Mercantile store, and/or from the J. Crew Factory website, and did not receive a refund or credit for their purchase(s). New York Class: All persons who, while in New York, and during the period of time beginning June 7, 2014 through the date the Court enters preliminary approval, purchased one (1) or more products at a J. Crew Factory and/or J. Crew Mercantile store, and/or from the J. Crew Factory website, and did not receive a refund or credit for their purchase(s). New Jersey Class: All persons who, while in New Jersey, and during the period of time beginning June 7, 2011 through the date the Court enters preliminary approval, purchased one (1) or more products at a J. Crew Factory and/or J. Crew Mercantile store, and/or from the J. Crew Factory website, and did not receive a refund or credit for their purchase(s).

The Settlement provides Class members who are eligible to receive an $8.00 Settlement Voucher good for any purchase on the J. Crew Factory website, or at any J. Crew Factory or J. Crew Mercantile store in California, New York, or New Jersey.  If a Class Member purchased $100 or more in merchandise (exclusive of returns) from the J. Crew Factory website or J. Crew Factory or J. Crew Mercantile stores in California, New York, or New Jersey during the class period, that Class Member would be eligible to receive one (1) additional $8.00 Settlement Voucher. To receive this additional Settlement Voucher, Class Members must submit a complete and valid Claim Form, under penalty of perjury, along with proof of your purchases totaling $100 or more (exclusive of returns).    Class Members are represented by DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C., Stonebarger Law APC; Law Offices of Zev B. Zysman, APC; Kearney Littlefield, LLP; Law Offices of David N. Lake; The Paskowitz Law Firm P.C.; and Roy Jacobs & Associates.  

Claim Forms and more information about the settlement can be found at http://www.ospricingsettlement.com.