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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.

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

Allegedly, the retailer would advertise their products with an “original” price and a “sale” price which was significantly discounted. According to The Children’s Place class action, the original price was misleading because the products hadn’t been sold for that price.

“Plaintiffs further allege that the advertised discounts were nothing more than mere phantom markdowns because the represented ‘original’ price tag prices were false because Defendant rarely, if ever, offered for sale the merchandise at the purported ‘original’ prices,” the plaintiffs wrote in a court filing.



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

The Children’s Place did not admit any wrongdoing but has agreed to a $6.8 million settlement to resolve the claims against them. Under the terms of the settlement, The Children’s Place will provide 800,000 vouchers to Class Members.

The settlement was granted preliminary approval by a judge in February. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel approved the settlement after finding that the deal was “fair, adequate, and reasonable.”

Although some voucher-based settlements are determined to be insufficient, Judge Curiel determined that The Children’s Place settlement was a good value because the vouchers “provide Class Members with adequate purchasing power.”

The judge also noted that settling cases like these is often a favorable outcome because litigating the claims can be “complex and likely to be expensive and lengthy to try.” Because of this, the settlement was approved, despite representing only 13 percent of the potential award plaintiffs could recover if they won a trial.



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.

In order to benefit from The Children’s Place fake sale class action settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by May 30, 2020. The deadline for exclusion from and objection to the settlement is May 30, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for July 31, 2020.

Who’s Eligible

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.

Potential Award

In-store vouchers for either $6 off a purchase (no minimum purchase amount) or 25 percent off a purchase (of the first $100). The number of vouchers that can be claimed depends on the claimant’s tier, as follows:

  • Tier One Claims: Class Members who don’t submit proof of purchase or whose documented purchased are less than $50. Tier One claimants can recover one voucher.
  • Tier Two Claims: Class Members whose documented purchase totaled between $50.01 and $150 or who can provide a Class Member number sent to them via email notice. Tier Two claimants can recover two vouchers.
  • Tier Three Claims: Class Members whose documented purchases were more than $150. Tier Three claimants can recover three vouchers.


Proof of Purchase

Receipts or other documentation of purchases at The Children’s Place stores or online website.

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

5/30/2020

Case Name

Rael v. The Children’s Place Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-00370-GPC-JMA, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Final Hearing

7/31/2020

Claims Administrator

Rael TCP Pricing Claims Administrator
c/o KCC Class Action Services LLC
P.O. Box 43212
Providence, RI 02940-3212
info@RaelTCPPricingSettlement.com
1-844-799-1633

Class Counsel

Todd Carpenter
CARLSON LYNCH SWEET KILPELA & CARPENTER LLP

Defense Counsel

Michelle Doolin
COOLEY LLP

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62 Comments

  • Caller Coney May 26, 2020

    Add me please.

  • Donna Eckert May 26, 2020

    I have been buying clothes here for awhile.
    Please add my name. I do have the Childrens Place charge card which I use all the time there.

  • K ,Coursey May 24, 2020

    I need to know how to get I touch with this law firm!! The Children’s Place has defrauded me in more ways than false sale pricing !! I’ve spent thousands of dollars through their online shop for my grandchildren. Now, they are deducting money from my account for merchandise that I have already paid for and I cannot get in touch with anyone at their company. What a sham and a shame!!! Please contact me!!

  • Christina Durham May 23, 2020

    I’ve spent so much money there over the last few years and now my account shows no orders but I still have points available?!? How convenient.

  • Tammy Marshall May 22, 2020

    I tried to file a claim,filled it all out,tried submitting,but didn’t do anything once I hit the button when I was done🤷‍♀️

  • Polly Lever May 21, 2020

    Add me please

  • Diane Birchard May 21, 2020

    I buy clothing items at this store for my grandchildren. Please add me.

  • Robercina May 20, 2020

    Please add me The last time I bought was doing the holiday

  • Bobbi walrod May 19, 2020

    Add me I’ve noticed this and questioned the sale person she said does do the pricing

  • Shareignia Pugh May 19, 2020

    Please add me

  • Tony Mayes May 18, 2020

    Add me

  • Tricia Kidopchand May 17, 2020

    Please add me

  • Mary Ann Wolfe May 16, 2020

    I’ve bought clothes for my grandbabies there. Please add me.

  • Marja Davis May 16, 2020

    Add me

  • Anna Lima May 15, 2020

    add me as well please!

  • Diana W Renner May 15, 2020

    As much as I’ve spent, request most amount due.

  • Anita May 15, 2020

    I have purchased clothing at this store I don’t buy much because it’s to expensive I am tir 1

  • Wanda Tindall May 13, 2020

    Add me I always buy my grandchildren clothes there

  • Kerry Maldonado May 13, 2020

    Add me please

  • LORI GLOVER May 13, 2020

    I buy online there all the time….due to coronavirus i could not use my rewards didnt have anything online to fit but did instore…..malls were closed

  • Jeanette Daniels May 12, 2020

    Add me please just paid off a big bill and I did not spend that much I spent $70 and I end up Paying $135

  • Alisa Howell May 12, 2020

    I have spent well over $5,000 in the past year for a new grandson that joined our family and a new born grandson. This was over MANY TRANSACTIONS I gave the parents the receipts. Besides I would only qualify for 3 vouchers or 3 tier? That’s crazy!!🙄😳🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️‼

  • Barbara Haynes May 12, 2020

    Pls add me.

    • Tanya Paul May 15, 2020

      Please add me I’m always purchasing clothes there for my daughter.

  • Caller Coney May 12, 2020

    Add me please

    • Sue Webb May 12, 2020

      look up and press the “click here to file a claim” button

    • Marsha Craig May 15, 2020

      Add me please.

  • Keva Alexander May 12, 2020

    Please add me. I order for my grandchildren all the time plus have a rewards account.

    • Sue Webb May 12, 2020

      look up and press the “click here to file a claim” button

  • Frances Zepp May 12, 2020

    Please add me

    • Sue Webb May 12, 2020

      look up and press the “click here to file a claim” button

  • Gayle Tabbi May 12, 2020

    Please add me

  • Patricia A Curran May 12, 2020

    Please add me.

  • Doris Flores May 12, 2020

    Add me I buy my grandkids clothes from there

  • Elizabeth Trutt May 12, 2020

    So another words if we want to hold them liable we have to continue to purchase items from a store that ripped us off in the past?? That makes zero sense nor is $6 ample payback when you’ll be lucky to find a single item for that price. I prefer to never return.

  • BLANCHE TREJO May 12, 2020

    Pleasrnass Me.

  • jackie May 12, 2020

    I have made purchases in the past. I do not have a receipt. Please add me to Tier ONE

  • Stephanie Clark May 8, 2020

    Please add me

  • Laura Vitela May 8, 2020

    Please add me

  • Tashonda Hopkins May 5, 2020

    Please add me

  • Teresa May 5, 2020

    Do the monthly billing statements count as proof of purchase. Like most customers, the amounts total over $150.00. Since I am unable to locate the actual receipts, will the statements qualify as proof?

    Also, I don’t usually check e-mail. Approximately when were the e mail notices of the class action lawsuit distributed and who (exact website or address) emailed them. It may have gone to my junk email and automatically, after 10 days been deleted.

  • Christian Marquez May 5, 2020

    Add

  • Kaytlynne May 2, 2020

    they do not provide proof of purchase on their site for more than like 6 months- I wonder if they did that on purpose once this class action suit was filed. I have spent hundreds if not thousands at this place in the last 10 years and have no way to prove it. I even used their credit card which of course i get electronic statements but conveniently can’t seem to find any of them from 3 months back…

    • Nicky May 5, 2020

      I was able to go back and pull my statements from when I 1st open my credit card account.

  • Sherry May 2, 2020

    This is why the consumer pays so much more in the end; people sue over the most frivolous things! I’m a religious The Children’s Place shopper, and I believe this suit is ridiculous! In the end, each buyer knew the selling price, and was capable of saying yes or no according to their budget. Being on sale or not shouldn’t play a role in purchasing an item…can I afford it should be your deciding factor.

    • Kelly May 9, 2020

      Is this person ridiculous or what lol??!!! Ummm lady, company’s are not allowed to decieve ppl. That has nothing to do with ppls budget. Even if it did oh, everybody has a budget including the company. Hence why they deceived people , to get more money bc they too have budgets and money that they need to make or have etc. Duh! This Sherry lady knows darn well they can’t deceive ppl in order to make money

  • Mary Alitz May 1, 2020

    I purchased for my 6 year and 4 year old grand daughters but don’t have receipts.

  • Kristy N Busby April 29, 2020

    add me been shopping since 1998

  • Yoyo April 21, 2020

    They are going out of business anyways

  • Monica Tatum April 21, 2020

    I have been shopping with them since my daughter was born in 2010. Conveniently, there are no past orders listed on their website beyond the one I made on Feb. 14th of this year. I have ordered all her school uniforms from there since she started school. What can I do?

    • Mouli April 21, 2020

      Check ur emails. U must have received order confirmation n shipping confirmation emails for online orders. I did the same thing.

      • Berta May 12, 2020

        It’s crazy I can’t find any of mine as well. I’m always shopping at children’s place. The only receipt I can find it for a shirt I had bought him back in January. I never delete my emails I have over 60,000 but yet I can’t find any from my purchases with children’s place.

  • Cathy Lynch April 19, 2020

    Add me buy and order from all times.

  • ASHLEY EDWARDS April 9, 2020

    I HAVE SENT IN ALL MY RECEIPTS BECAUSE I EITHER ORDER ONLINE OR CHOOSE TO HAVE MY RECEIPT SENT TO ME ELECTRONICALLY, I HAVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER, WHEN WILL I HEAR ANYTHING ELSE REGARDING THIS CASE?

    • Donna COLLINGS April 12, 2020

      Someone keeps contacting about claim. Trying to receive info .

  • Tricia April 7, 2020

    I’ve spent over 1000.00 here for my two boys. But now of course I can’t find the receipts. Ugh!
    I will keep looking.

  • Felicia R Reddick April 7, 2020

    add me in

  • Tiffany April 7, 2020

    Did you have to purchase “on sale” items? Or would any purchase qualify?

  • Linda Hopkins April 6, 2020

    Add Me

  • Demetrice M Lintz April 1, 2020

    ADD ME PLEASE, THANK YOU

    • randy stra April 5, 2020

      Sorry you do not qualify

  • MeMe April 1, 2020

    Who wants to still shop there?
    The quality has detiorated as much as the CEO’s integrity.
    Keep your vouchers.

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