Lawless Denim Hit with Hefty Fine for Consumer Fraud Act Violation
Lawless Denim has unfortunately lived up to their name in recent months with many filing complaints against the Arizona-based custom jean producer. But they’ve finally come to terms after Arizona’s Office of the Attorney General held an investigation and found him to be in violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act.
The company’s owner, Roman Acevedo, has been charged with a fine summing $250,000. However, the fine will be suspended should Acevedo provide up to $20,000 in refunds. $10,000 of that is set for customers who have already filed complaints while another $10,000 is earmarked for those who have yet to file complaints. The Attorney General outlines that consumers may be eligible for restitution:
Consumers who have not yet submitted a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General Office are also eligible for restitution. Along with a complaint, consumers must submit supporting documentation containing a Lawless Denim or LD & Co. receipt, invoice, or order confirmation showing the amount paid. To receive restitution, the Attorney General’s Office must receive a complaint and documentation by September 5, 2016.
In an interview with a local news station, Acevedo says “the moral of the story is that American-made is almost impossible to do for a small business.” [I think you’ll find the majority of the brands on this site as evidence to the contrary -Ed]
Hundreds of customer orders remain unfulfilled. If you were one of the many still affected, file a consumer complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.