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Sunglasses maker Costa Del Mar has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve claims that it misleadingly portrayed its lifetime warranty. Under the terms of the settlement, Costa’s customers can receive product vouchers worth between $8.99 and $19.99.

The settlement benefits several Classes of consumers, including a nationwide Class of consumers who purchased Costa plano sunglasses before Jan. 1, 2018, and were charged a repair fee by Costa since April 3, 2015, to repair or replace their Costa plano sunglasses damaged by accident, normal wear and tear or misuse. All of the covered Classes along with other information can be found in the “Who’s Eligible” section below.

Plaintiffs in the Costa sunglasses class action lawsuit claimed the company violated the law by requiring consumers to pay warranty fees. Allegedly, these fees violated representations by Costa which promised a lifetime warranty on sunglasses purchases.

Costa’s sunglasses are popular among fishermen and boaters.

Costa has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to provide more than $60 million in benefits to consumers in a settlement deal. The retailer is providing $40 million in product vouchers and an additional $21 million by covering shipping and handling on purchases made using the vouchers.


Under the terms of the Costa sunglasses lifetime warranty settlement, Class Members can collect product vouchers worth between $8.99 and $19.99.

Exact voucher amounts will vary depending on which Class a claimant belongs to.

The Florida Repair Class will receive $19.99 vouchers, the Nationwide Repair Class will receive $19.99 vouchers, the Florida Purchase Class will receive $10 vouchers, and the Warranty Class will receive $8.99 vouchers.

In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by Jan. 31, 2021. Multiple purchases can be claimed on a claim form, though documentation of purchases are required for claimants who are claiming more than five purchases.

The deadline for exclusion is Jan. 31, 2021. The deadline for objection is March 1, 2021. The final approval hearing for the Costa sunglasses lifetime warranty settlement is April 20, 2021.


Who’s Eligible

Several Classes of consumers are eligible:

  • Florida Purchase Class: Florida customers who purchased Costa plano sunglasses from July 28, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2018;
  • Florida Repair Class: Florida customers who purchased Costa plano sunglasses before Jan. 1, 2018, and were charged a warranty fee by Costa since July 28, 2012, to repair or replace their Costa plano sunglasses damaged by accident, normal wear and tear or misuse;
  • Nationwide Repair Class: Consumers (excluding Florida residents) who purchased Costa plano sunglasses before Jan. 1, 2018, and were charged a repair fee by Costa since April 3, 2015, to repair or replace their Costa plano sunglasses damaged by accident, normal wear and tear, or misuse;
  • Warranty Class: Consumers purchased nonprescription Costa sunglasses prior to Jan. 1, 2016, and paid Costa a warranty fee to repair or replace nonprescription sunglasses damaged by a manufacturer’s defect since Aug. 20, 2013.

All Costa brand non-prescription, non-promotional sunglasses are included in the Florida Purchase Class, Florida Repair Class, and Nationwide Repair Class. However, USA Limited Edition, Kenny Chesney Limited Edition, and Ocearch Special Collection sunglasses are not included in purchases by the Florida Purchase Class, Florida Repair Class, and Nationwide Repair Class.

Potential Award

Product vouchers worth between $8.99 and $19.99.

Exact voucher amount will vary depending on the Class a claimant belongs to, as follows:

  • Florida Repair Class: $19.99 vouchers;
  • Nationwide Repair Class: $19.99 vouchers;
  • Florida Purchase Class: $10 vouchers;
  • Warranty Class: $8.99 vouchers.

Multiple purchases can be claimed on a claim form.


Proof of Purchase

Documentation of purchases are required for claimants who are claiming more than five purchases.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

01/31/2021

Case Name

Smith, et al. v. Costa Del Mar Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-01011, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Final Hearing

04/20/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Smith v. Costa Del Mar, Inc. Settlement
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3259
Portland, OR 97208-3259
info@SunglassesSettlement.com
1-855-917-3479

Class Counsel

Peter P. Hargitai
Joshua H. Roberts
Laura B. Renstrom
Michael M. Gropper
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP

Defense Counsel

Sara F. Holladay-Tobias
Emily Y. Rottmann
Justin R. Opitz
Mark E. Anderson
Jocelyn M. Mallette
MCGUIREWOODS LLP

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58 Comments

  • Facebook March 9, 2021
  • Tonya Pegel February 17, 2021

    Add me for 5pairs

  • Monica Miranda February 15, 2021

    Add me plz

  • petreater February 8, 2021

    .why do you people keep Buying this

    JUNK!!!!LOL.

  • Frances Norkett February 5, 2021

    One pair

  • Bruce Roberts February 2, 2021

    They screwed me once, they are history in my eyes! My expensive costa’s fell apart and I replaced them with Smith. The store clerk said they were pulling the Costa display because many customers refused to buy them because they suck and don’t honor warranties.

  • P Devereux January 30, 2021

    Please add me.

  • S GRANT January 28, 2021

    ADD ME

  • Matt McClure January 28, 2021

    My husband and I have 10 pairs add us

  • Marie Karim January 26, 2021

    Add me for 4pairs

    • Karen Blackmon January 31, 2021

      I can’t tell how many pair I have purchased

  • Kenya Wilborn January 26, 2021

    Please add me I purchased 5 pair

    • Kim Johnson January 26, 2021

      Please add me I purchased 4 pair!

  • Sandra Manning January 26, 2021

    Please add me,I purchased 4 pair.

  • Ted Morbach January 26, 2021

    I have two pair.

    Please include me.

  • C S January 26, 2021

    Vouchers? No thanks. I’ll just never buy any more junk from them again.

    • Dena January 31, 2021

      Exactly what I was thinking! I bought 2 pairs of these overpriced sunglasses and they fell apart in the exact same way. So they want to give me $40.00 so I can throw in the remaining 100-140.00 myself for more garbage sunglasses that will fall apart. Well played Costa, well played.

  • Reta Littlejohn January 26, 2021

    Add me, I purchased 4 pair of sunglasses

  • Gregory myers January 25, 2021

    Please add me for two pairs

  • Jeannie Wilson January 23, 2021

    Please add me for e pairs

  • Ted Morbach January 23, 2021

    Please add me.

  • ruth erlich January 19, 2021

    add me for 2 pair

  • arthur allen erlich January 19, 2021

    add me for 4 pair

  • LISA HAWKINS January 19, 2021

    Add me please

  • Richard A Barton January 14, 2021

    I have 4 pairs two of which started having problems immediately and I spent alot to be repaired. Then when the other two started I said fuck it. I want a refund!

  • Patricia Bauch January 12, 2021

    Please include me for the five pair of glasses I paid for my family .

  • Anna-Maria Lima January 12, 2021

    add me also please

  • Joann Lima January 12, 2021

    add me please

  • Cedric Nash January 11, 2021

    Add me please

  • Hammon Gerlinde January 8, 2021

    Add me please

  • ELLEN HARRIGAN January 8, 2021

    add me

  • Gayle Tabbi January 7, 2021

    Add me

  • Moneekia Hill January 6, 2021

    Please add me

  • James Cell January 5, 2021

    Please add me for 3 pair. Thank you.

  • Monique Hibbs December 24, 2020

    Please add me

  • Diana Sawires December 8, 2020

    Add me please

  • Patricia Schmitt November 24, 2020

    Add me, please.

  • Talitha frazier November 11, 2020

    Add me

    • Elizabeth Wood Rush November 12, 2020

      I have paid $75 to get mine fixed a few times. When you buy your costa’s they say free repair. NOPE . That’s all I wear so what do you do!

      • Linda Hopkins January 8, 2021

        Add Me

  • Sun Glasses November 8, 2020

    My wife and I have purchased several pair of glasses over the last five years and every time a pair needed repaired we where told it was out of warranty so we paid for repairs because we loved the glasses plus you all know they are expensive. We said after last time we will never purchase Costas again and they are right because the name says it all 🤦🏻‍♂️it will cost ya

  • Doncella November 8, 2020

    Please add me

  • Ricky T Wright November 5, 2020

    Yeah Costas are great looking and I believe the lenses work well in glare situations on the water but they’re extremely fragile my glasses fell off my head while sitting in a chair three feet onto a wooden dock in two different occasions and fractured lenses both times I paid for repair over $150 each ( S&H $ ? ) under warranty what a rip off I own two pair of Costas and both are broken they look good and I think they work well but they’re crap as far as quality

  • Jim Bulkowski November 5, 2020

    add me

  • Lauri Andrews November 5, 2020

    Please add me

  • C S November 5, 2020

    Meh…the vouchers are about as useless as their warranties. I’ll pass.

  • Tiffany Jones November 5, 2020

    Add me please

  • John Justice November 5, 2020

    Got a pair for present.

  • arthur erlich November 5, 2020

    add me

  • Alex November 5, 2020

    Please add me

  • Tammy Nash November 4, 2020

    add me please

  • Keri Walbridge November 3, 2020

    I got a pair.last Christmas

  • katina chatzipanteli November 3, 2020

    Please add me. I have Costa sunglasses.

  • Emily Dileo November 2, 2020

    Please add me

  • Christie Williams October 27, 2020

    Please add me

  • John Pfleshinger October 26, 2020

    I had to pay for 3 pairs of glass because they side that it not under warranty.I have paid $90 dollars a pair.

    • Cole October 28, 2020

      What was wrong with them?

  • LISA HAWKINS October 16, 2020

    Please add me

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