Thread-count class action

The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” has a look at that class action against Bed Bath & Beyond over misleading bedding thread counts which resulted in “a series of refunds and discount certificates” to consumers — coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond, imagine that! — $2,500 for the named client, and up to $290,000 for the plaintiff’s counsel, led by Edith M. Kallas (formerly of Milberg Weiss), the whole contretemps summed up as a “dry goods Enron”. (Lauren Collins, “Splitting Threads”, Jan. 28). See also Michael Krauss at PoL; and Peter Lattman got to it first.


  • the thing I find funny is that I get 20% off coupons in the mail from bb&b every week. What did counsel win consumers? Nothing.

  • But presumably the company is also obliged to cease this fraudulent marketing practice going forward, which benefits future consumers.