Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why did I receive a notice?

    A settlement has been reached in this Action. According to Lamps Plus’s available records, you might be a member of the Settlement Class and may be eligible for the relief (See FAQ 7).

    This website explains the nature of the Action, the general terms of the proposed Settlement, and your legal rights and obligations. To obtain more information about the Settlement see a copy of the Settlement Agreement.

    To view a copy of the Notice, click here.

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  2. What is this lawsuit about?

    Plaintiff Paige Petkevicius (the "Representative Plaintiff") filed a lawsuit against Lamps Plus on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated. The lawsuit alleges that Lamps Plus engaged in deceptive advertising by advertising purportedly improper discounts on merchandise.

    Lamps Plus denies each and every one of the allegations of unlawful conduct, any wrongdoing, and any liability whatsoever, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any liability. Lamps Plus further denies that any Class Member is entitled to any relief and, other than for settlement purposes, that this Action is appropriate for certification as a class action.

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  3. Why is there a class action?

    In a class action lawsuit, one or more people called “Representative Plaintiff(s)” (in this Action, Paige Petkevicius) sue on behalf of other people who allegedly have similar claims. For purposes of this proposed Settlement, one court will resolve the issues for all Class Members. The company sued in this case, Lamps Plus, is called the Defendant.

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  4. Why is there a settlement?

    The Representative Plaintiff has made claims against Lamps Plus. Lamps Plus denies that it has done anything wrong or illegal and admits no liability. The Court has not decided that the Representative Plaintiff or Lamps Plus should win this Action. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. That way, they avoid the cost of a trial, and the Class Members will receive relief now rather than years from now, if at all.

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  5. How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?

    The Court has decided that everyone who fits this description is a Class Member for purposes of the proposed Settlement:

    All Lamps Plus customers who purchased Lamps Plus branded or trademarked merchandise bearing a "Compare At" price tag in the State of California from April 22, 2015, to October 11, 2019.

    Excluded from the Class are Lamps Plus's Counsel, Lamps Plus's officers, directors and employees, and the judge presiding over the Action.

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  6. I’m still not sure if I am included.

    If you are still not sure whether you are included, you can write the Claims Administrator at the U.S. mailing address below:

    Lamps Plus Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 3770
    Portland, OR 97208-3770

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  7. What relief does the Settlement provide to the Class Members?

    Lamps Plus has agreed (1) to provide Class Members who received direct notice of this Settlement (via email or mail) and who do not timely request exclusion from or object to the Settlement and who do not submit a Claim Form with one Voucher good for $20.00 off a purchase in a Lamps Plus retail store in the United States (no minimum purchase), and (2) to provide Class Members who timely and validly complete a Claim Form with (at the Class Member’s selection) either a settlement check in the amount of $5.00 or one Voucher good for $20.00 off a purchase in a Lamps Plus retail store in the United States (no minimum purchase).

    Vouchers will not be stackable with each other and may not be combined with any other coupon or offer. The Vouchers may be used on items that are on sale. The Vouchers shall not be redeemable for cash, and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. The Vouchers will be transferable and have no expiration date.

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  8. How can I get a Voucher or settlement check?

    If you received direct notice of the Settlement by email or mail, you need not do anything to receive a Voucher.

    To qualify for a Voucher if you did not receive direct notice by email or mail, you must send in a Claim Form and provide proof of Qualifying Purchase. Acceptable proof of purchase can be provided by either submitting a Lamps Plus receipt or signing under penalty of perjury and identifying the month and year of purchase, the location of the store where the purchase was made, and a description of the product.

    If you choose to receive a settlement check, regardless of if you received notice of the Settlement by email or mail, you must send in a Claim Form. You must (i) verify your identity and contact information in response to the Notice you received, such that the Claims Administrator can deliver a Claim Form to you; and (ii) complete, sign under penalty of perjury, and return the Claim Form to the Claims Administrator.

    The Claim Form may be submitted electronically or by postal mail. You can file a claim online by clicking here, otherwise click here to download a copy of the paper claim form. Read the instructions carefully, fill out the form, and postmark it by March 4, 2020 or submit it online on or before 11:59 p.m. PT on March 4, 2020.

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  9. When will I get my Voucher or settlement check?

    The Court held a hearing on July 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., and the Settlement has been approved. We anticipate Checks to be mailed and Vouchers to be emailed on November 12, 2020.

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  10. I did not receive an email Voucher. When will I get my Voucher?

    We anticipate postcard Vouchers to be mailed on March 5, 2021. Please be patient as delivery can take some time. If you have not received your Voucher by the end of March 2021, you may contact the Claims Administrator with the following contact information.

    Lamps Plus Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 3770
    Portland, OR 97208-3770
    1-877-804-6510

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  11. Do I have a lawyer in the case?

    The Court has ordered that the law firm of Carlson Lynch LLP (“Class Counsel”) will represent the interests of all Class Members. You will not be separately charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

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  12. How will the lawyers be paid?

    Lamps Plus has agreed to pay Class Counsel's attorneys' fees and costs up to $700,000, subject to approval by the Court. You will not be required to pay any attorneys' fees or costs. Please see paragraphs 2.7 and 2.8 of the Settlement Agreement for additional details.

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  13. Will the Representative Plaintiff receive any compensation for her efforts in bringing this Action?

    The Representative Plaintiff will request a service award of up to $2,500 for her service as class representative and her effort in bringing the Action. The Court will make the final decision as to the amount to be paid to the class representative.

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  14. What am I giving up to obtain relief under the Settlement?

    If the Court approves the proposed Settlement, unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will be releasing your claims against Lamps Plus. This generally means that you will not be able to file a lawsuit, continue prosecuting a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Lamps Plus regarding the claims in the Action. The Settlement Agreement contains the full terms of the release.

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  15. How do I exclude myself from the Settlement?

    The date of excluding yourself from the Class and Settlement passed on February 3, 2020. You can no longer exclude yourself from the Settlement.

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  16. How do I tell the Court that I disagree with the Settlement?

    The date to object to the Settlement Agreement passed on February 3, 2020. You can no longer object/disagree with the Settlement.

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  17. What’s the difference between excluding myself and objecting to the Settlement?

    Objecting is simply telling the Court that you disagree with something about the Settlement. You can object only if you stay in the Settlement Class. Excluding yourself is telling the Court that you don’t want to be part of the Settlement Class. If you exclude yourself, you have no basis to object because the Settlement no longer affects you.

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  18. What is the Fairness Hearing?

    The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement and will hold a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the Settlement. The purpose of the Fairness Hearing will be for the Court to determine whether the Settlement should be approved as fair, reasonable, adequate, and in the best interests of the Settlement Class to consider the award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to Class Counsel and to consider the request for a service award to the Representative Plaintiff. You may attend, but you do not have to.

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  19. When and where is the Fairness Hearing?

    On July 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT, a hearing was held on the fairness of the proposed Settlement. The Hearing took place before the Honorable Joel R. Wohlfeil in Department 73 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, located at 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.

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  20. How do I access the Voucher from my email?

    If you received an email about the Lamps Plus Voucher, please click the button in the email labeled “Display/Print Voucher”. Once the Voucher appears in a browser window, print the Voucher. The Voucher link is designed to work with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Apple Safari browsers, for both desktop and mobile browsers.

    If you do not have a printer, you may display the Voucher on your smart phone

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  21. How do I redeem my Voucher?

    Settlement Class Members may redeem the Voucher in person at any Lamps Plus store.

    To redeem the Voucher in person:

    1. If you received your Voucher via email, follow the steps in FAQ 20 to access the voucher.
    2. Print the Voucher on your home printer or display it on your smart phone.
    3. Bring the Voucher with you to any Lamps Plus store in the United States.
    4. Give/show the Voucher to a sales associate at the register with your purchases.

    Vouchers cannot be redeemed online.

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  22. Can I sell/give away my Voucher?

    Under the terms of the Settlement, the Voucher is transferrable. This means you can give the Voucher to a friend or relative. You can also sell the Voucher if you want to. Please keep in mind that the Voucher is a one-time use. Once the Voucher has been used at a Lamps Plus retail store, it cannot be used again.

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  23. Can I combine my Voucher with other offers?

    The Voucher cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotional offer. This means that even if someone else gives you their Voucher, you can only use one Voucher per transaction.

    However, if you pick out multiple items during your visit to a Lamps Plus Store, you can have the cashier ring these items as separate purchases. In this case, you can use a different Voucher for each purchase.

    Please keep in mind that each Voucher can only be used one time. Once the Voucher has been used at a Lamps Plus store, it cannot be used again.

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  24. Does the Voucher have a minimum purchase requirement?

    There is no minimum purchase required to redeem the Voucher.

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  25. Can I return or exchange items purchased using the Voucher?

    Under the terms of the Settlement, the Voucher can only be used one time. If you return or exchange the items you purchased with the Voucher, then the value of the Voucher is forfeited and may not be re-used. The Voucher value cannot be used again or provided as a store credit or shall not be redeemable for cash.

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  26. Can I redeem my Voucher for cash or receive a check instead of a Voucher?

    Under the terms of the Settlement, Vouchers provided to Class Members cannot be redeemed for cash and cannot be converted into a store credit. During the claim filing period, Class Members had the option to submit a claim to receive a Cash Payment from the Settlement. The deadline to submit a claim has now passed.

    However, a Class Member is permitted to transfer or sell the Voucher.

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  27. How can request a replacement check?

    If your check was lost, destroyed, or your name has changed, you can request a replacement check. To request a replacement check, send a letter the Claims Administrator explaining why you need a new check. If you have your original check, please include it with your letter. Letters should be sent to the Claims Administrator at address below:

    Lamps Plus Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 3770
    Portland, OR 97208-3770

    Unless the original check is returned Claims Administrator, your replacement check cannot be mailed until the stale date on the original check has passed.

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  28. How do I get more information?

    For more detailed information, please review copies of the Settlement Agreement, the Court’s Preliminary Approval Order, Class Counsel’s application for attorneys’ fees and costs (when available), and the operative complaint filed in the Action, all available on the Important Documents section of this website. Alternatively, you may contact the Claims Administrator at:

    Lamps Plus Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 3770
    Portland, OR 97208-3770
    1-877-804-6510

    This description of this Action is general and does not cover all of the issues and proceedings that have occurred. In order to see the complete file, you should visit the Clerk’s office at 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. The Clerk will tell you how to obtain the file for inspection and copying at your own expense.

    DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE.

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  29. What if my address or other information has changed or changes after I submit a Claim Form?

    It is your responsibility to inform the Claims Administrator of your updated information. You may do so at the address below:

    Lamps Plus Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 3770
    Portland, OR 97208-3770

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