Chester v. The TJX Companies

Case # 15-cv-01437
Case Name Chester v. The TJX Companies
Jurisdiction US District Court for C.D. CA
Summary

Defendant retails name-brand clothing and other consumer goods at their retail stores.  These items are sold at a "discount" from a purported "retail price."  Thus, consumers expect to be realizing significant savings by shopping at these stores.  However, plaintiffs allege that these "retail prices" are fictitious and any savings are illusory.  They allege that these sales practices are deceptive and consumers were unfairly deceived.

Final Approval Date 05/14/2018
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All serial objectors appealed the Final Approval.
  3. Plaintiffs motioned for an appeal bond of $563,250 from Objector-Appellant Cochran (documents attached below).
  4. All appeals were voluntarily withdrawn, as was the motion for appeal bond (prior to a ruling).
Dismissal of Last Appeal 08/07/2018
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of Rhadiante Van de Voorde

Objectors Rhadiante Van de Voorde
Signers Rhadiante Van de Voorde
Caroline Tucker
Attorneys Caroline Tucker
Summary
  1. Potential recovery for class members is de minimis.
  2. Class recovery is improperly distributed via gift cards.
  3. The process of converting gift cards to cash payments is unduly burdensome.
  4. Gift card provisions are improper and unfairly benefit Defendant.
  5. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  6. Class representative awards are excessive.
  7. The Court should be vigilant for signs of collusion between plaintiffs and defendants.
Attachments Objection of Rhadiante Van de Voorde.pdf
Appeal of Objector Van de Voorde.pdf
Consolidated Dismissal of Appeals.pdf
Van de Voorde Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Barbara Cochran

Objectors Barbara Cochran
Signers Barbara Cochran
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Potential recovery for class members is de minimis.
  2. Store credit provisions are improper.
  3. Individual recovery should be based on number of purchases.
  4. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
Attachments Objection of Barbara S. Cochran.pdf
Appeal of Objector Cochran.pdf
Plaintiffs' Motion for Appeal Bond from Objector-Appellant Cochran.pdf
Dismissal of Cochran Appeal.pdf
Order Denying Motion for Appeal Bond as Moot.pdf
Cochran Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Patrick Sweeney

Objectors Patrick Sweeney
Signers Patrick Sweeney
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive and incorrectly calculated.
Attachments Objection of Patrick S. Sweeney.pdf
Appeal of Objector Sweeney.pdf
Consolidated Dismissal of Appeals.pdf
Sweeney Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Steven F. Helfand

Objectors Steven F. Helfand
Signers Steven F. Helfand
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  2. Class representative incentive awards are excessive.
  3. Injunctive relief is illusory.
  4. Class members who no longer live in California may have no way to spend the relief credits.
  5. Class counsel should be paid in merchandise credits.
  6. Process to convert credits to cash payments is unduly burdensome.
Attachments Objection of Steven F. Helfand.pdf
Appeal of Objector Helfand.pdf
Consolidated Dismissal of Appeals.pdf
Helfand Appeal Docket.pdf
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