United States District Court for the Central District Court of California - Case No. 2:15-cv-04701-MWF (AGRx)
If you made a purchase at a Ross store, your rights may be affected and you could receive a store credit or cash payment from a class action settlement.
UPDATE: On November 27, 2019, Merchandise Certificates were mailed to Class Members who submitted valid claims. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Please visit the FAQs page for additional information about the certificates, or email the Settlement Administrator at email@example.com.
A settlement has been reached in a class action alleging that Ross Stores, Inc. (“Ross”), used false or misleading Compare At pricing advertisements. Ross denies that it used false price comparison advertising or that it has done anything wrong. The Court decided in favor of Ross on the merits of the action, but Plaintiffs appealed that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Appellate Court has not made a decision on the appeal.
You are included in the settlement as a “Class Member” if you purchased one or more items from a Ross store between June 20, 2011 and the present, with a Ross price tag that included a Compare At price, and you have not received a refund or credit for all of your purchases.
If you are eligible, you may be able to receive a store credit (“Merchandise Certificate”) that may be used toward purchases in any Ross store or be redeemed for cash in an amount equal to 75% of the original value of the Merchandise Certificate.
Class Members will receive Ross Merchandise Certificate paid from what is remaining of a $4,854,000 settlement fund after deducting the costs of administering the Settlement, court approved attorneys’ fees and costs of up to 25% of the settlement fund ($1,213,500 in fees and costs up to $50,000), and potentially payments of up to $5,000 each to the Class Representatives, for a total of $10,000. The amount of the Ross Merchandise Certificate will be based on the amount of money left in the settlement fund after making the deductions listed above and the total number of valid claims filed.
FILE A CLAIM FORM
This is the only option that allows you to get a store credit or cash payment if you qualify. You can submit a Claim Form online here. You can al-so print a Claim Form and mail to the address on the form by clicking here.
See Question 9 for more information.
Write to the Court with reasons why you do not like the Settlement and why you do not think it should be approved.
See Question 17 for more information.
GO TO A HEARING
Go to a court hearing and ask to speak about the Settlement.
See Question 22 for more information.
ASK TO BE EXCLUDED
This is the only option that allows you to be part of a separate lawsuit against Ross for the claims resolved by this Settlement.
See Question 13 for more information.
You will not get a store credit or cash payment from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights.
See Question 19 for more information.