Zurich American Insurance Group v. The Children’s Place

Wiggin and Dana won the case against The Children’s Place, defended by Hunton Andrews Kurth.

The Children’s Place has agreed to a $6.8 million settlement and will provide 800,000 vouchers to consumers who were allegedly misled by a sale scheme.

The settlement benefits consumers who shopped at any The Children’s Place store or online at the store’s website between Feb. 11, 2012 and Jan. 28, 2020. 

Under the settlement, Class Members can collect in-store vouchers good for $6 off a purchase or 25 percent off the first $100 of a purchase. Class Members can collect between one and three vouchers depending on whether or not they can provide proof of purchase and the total of their documented purchase amounts. More information is available in the “Potential Award” section below.

Plaintiffs in The Children’s Place class action lawsuit claimed that the retailer utilized a false sale scheme to convince consumers to make purchases.

Consumers were reportedly misled by these comparison prices and deceived into believing that they were getting a good deal on certain products.

The Wiggin and Dana team consisted of Partner Michael Menapace (Picture), Counsel Susan M. Kennedy, and Associate Katie Baiocchi. 

The Hunton Andrews Kurth team was led by Kevin Small. 

Involved fees earner: Kevin Small – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Catherine Baiocchi – Wiggin & Dana-Nh ; Susan Kennedy – Wiggin & Dana-Nh ; Michael Menapace – Wiggin & Dana-Nh ;

Law Firms: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Wiggin & Dana-Nh ;

Clients: The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc.; Zurich Insurance Group;

Author: Martina Bellini