Yeezy Brand Ordered to Pay $950,000 in Shipping Lawsuit Settlement

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Just last month, it was reported that Yeezy Apparel LLC and Yeezy LLC were being sued by the State of California over shipping delays. Filings from October 22, 2021 revealed that Yeezy violated a section of state business code that requires items sold over the internet to be shipped within 30 days. If the items aren’t shipped within the 30-day timeframe, it’s the merchant’s responsibility to provide a refund or remedy the issue with a list of approved fixes, including issuing a delay notice. These shipping policies were especially violated in regards to people who paid for expedited shipping.

After an appearance in court last Wednesday on November 3, 2021, Yeezy Apparel LLC and Yeezy LLC were ordered by a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles County to pay $950,000 in settlement fees. According to LA County officials, the $950,000 is a culmination of the costs that include the $200,000 civil penalties, $50,000 in restitution to the Consumer Protection Prosecution Trust Fund, and $25,000 in investigative costs for fees. 

As previously presented in our initial report, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of the people of California by the Los Angeles, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa county District Attorney’s offices. Overall, the lawsuit and investigation was led by the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division.

Although this settlement fee was nearly $1 million, this seems to be just another bump in the road for Ye. With a calendar full of Yeezy releases set to drop soon, we wonder if Yeezy has plans to fix their shipping issues or if the brand is just prepared to pay for any other legal inconveniences that may come their way. Let us know what you think by mentioning @NiceKicks on Twitter or Instagram.

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