Zhuravleva v. U.S. Outlet Stores, LLC, dba U.S. Polo Association

The deadline to submit a claim form expired on September 22, 2022.



If you purchased merchandise from any U.S. Polo Association Outlet store in California, you may be eligible to receive an award usable for future purchases.


What is this Lawsuit About?

    Plaintiff Irina Zhuravleva (the “Representative Plaintiff”) filed a lawsuit against U.S. Polo Assn. on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated. The lawsuit alleges that U.S. Polo Assn. engaged in deceptive advertising by advertising false reference prices on merchandise in U.S. Polo Assn. outlet stores in California.

    U.S. Polo Assn. denies each and every one of the allegations of unlawful conduct, any wrongdoing, and any liability whatsoever, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any liability. U.S. Polo Assn. further denies that any Class Member is entitled to any relief and, other than for settlement purposes, that this Action is appropriate for certification as a class action.

    The issuance of the Notice is not an expression of the Court’s opinion on the merits or the lack of merits of the Representative Plaintiff’s claims in the Action.

How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?

    You are a Class Member if, during the period of time beginning July 12, 2015 through June 24, 2022, you purchased merchandise at any U.S. Polo Assn. Outlet Store located in the State of California, and did not receive a refund or credit for their purchase(s).

What relief does the Settlement provide to Settlement Class Members?

    U.S. Polo Assn. has agreed to automatically provide each Class Member who received direct notice of this Settlement via email or postcard and does not timely request exclusion from the Settlement, or who timely and validly completes and submits a Claim Form with one (1) Merchandise Certificate which, at the Class Member’s election, may be applied for: (1) 10% off a merchandise purchase where no minimum purchase is required but with the discount applied only to the first $100 of merchandise; or (2) $5 off a merchandise purchase with no minimum purchase required. The Merchandise Certificate can be used on any purchase in a U.S. Polo Assn. outlet store in California or the U.S. Polo online store at www.uspoloassn.com.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT

KNOWN CLASS MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATE WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE A CLAIM

If you do nothing, you will receive a Merchandise Certificate and you will be bound by the release of class action claims stated in the Notice and Settlement Agreement.

UNKNOWN CLASS MEMBERS MUST MAKE A CLAIM TO RECEIVE A MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATE BY SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

If you are an Unknown Class Member you must submit a claim to the Administrator to obtain a Merchandise Certificate. To make a claim you must submit a Claim Form by the deadline. Claim Forms can be submitted online or by mail.

For detailed information about eligibility requirements and how to file a claim, see FAQ 5 and 7.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

If you timely request exclusion from the Class, you will be excluded from the Class, you will not receive a Merchandise Certificate under the Settlement, you will not be bound by the judgment entered in the Action, and you will not be precluded from prosecuting any timely, individual claim against U.S. Polo Assn. based on the conduct complained of in the Action.

For detailed information about how to exclude yourself, see FAQ 13

ATTEND THE “FINAL APPROVAL” HEARING ON OCTOBER 21, 2022 AT 1:30 P.M.

The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement and will hold a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement. You may attend, but you do not have to. The purpose of the Fairness Hearing will be for the Court to determine whether the Settlement should be approved as fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the Settlement Class; to consider the award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to Class Counsel; and to consider the request for service award to the Representative Plaintiff.