SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--San Diego employee, securities, and consumer rights litigation firm Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has joined attorneys from Rose Law Group, P.C. in Phoenix and Baker Law P.C. in Los Angeles in prosecuting a class action lawsuit against housewares giant Williams-Sonoma for allegedly illegally inflating the thread count of its luxury bedding collections sold across the company’s family of brands.
Rushing v. Williams-Sonoma is a class action currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and several of its marketing and advertising subsidiaries knowingly misrepresented thread counts on the packaging of several of the company’s products, some by as many as 300 threads. The case alleges a litany of misleading and deceptive advertising and other consumer-protection claims, including violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and California laws pertaining to untrue advertising, unfair competition, unlawful and fraudulent business practices, and unjust enrichment.
“Nobody would expect that WSI would advertise 600 thread count bedding that does not, in fact, contain 600 threads per square inch as indicated on the label,” the operative Complaint reads. “But that is exactly what WSI is doing.”
The Complaint alleges that WSI relies upon its brands' established reputations as high-end retailers to pass off inferior products to consumers and to deceive them into believing its representations about the thread count of its bedding offerings.
“They market to affluent and aspiring consumers who are willing to pay a premium price for a premium product,” the Complaint states. “But what WSI advertises is not necessarily what it delivers, particularly when it comes to its bedding products.”
What You Can Do
If you purchased any of the bedding (including sheets, pillow cases, shams, and duvets) advertised as having a thread count of 350 or higher from Williams-Sonoma or Pottery Barn, you are encouraged to contact attorney Amber Eck at email@example.com or (619) 342-8000 to learn more about the claims alleged and your right to seek compensation for damages you may have suffered.
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