CGL announces proposed settlement in thread count case with Macy’s for $10.5m.

CGL announces that it has entered into an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit commenced in 2017 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The case is captioned Hawes, et al. v. Macy’s West Stores, Inc., Case No. 1-17-CV-00754 (DRC).

The proposed settlement resolves claims asserted against Macy’s that it overstated thread counts in bedding sheets it sold under different brand names — which conveyed to consumers that the sheets were of a higher quality, and therefore a higher cost. Class members not only ended up with a product other than what they wanted, but also significantly overpaid for what they received.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Macy’s will pay $10.5 million.

The final settlement agreement will be subject to approval by the Court.