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Yeezy Apparel to Pay $950,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Lawsuit
By City News Service
Published November 10, 2021

Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

Yeezy Apparel LLC and Yeezy LLC, founded by singer Kanye West — now known as Ye — will pay $950,000 to settle a consumer protection lawsuit involving its alleged failure to ship items in a timely manner, District Attorney’s Office announced today.

The judgment, signed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Randolph M. Hammock, requires the La Palma-headquartered online sneaker and clothing company to pay $200,000 each in civil penalties to the Los Angeles, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa county district attorney’s offices, $25,000 in investigative costs to each of those offices and $50,000 in restitution to the Consumer Protection Prosecution Trust Fund, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The settlement bars Yeezy from making untrue or misleading representations regarding a shipping time-frame or refund and requires it to adhere to laws relating to the issuance of delay notices and to refund money to consumers who buy products that are not shipped in a timely fashion in the future, according to the District Attorney’s Office.


State and federal laws require that orders placed over the internet be shipped within 30 days, and that consumers must otherwise be sent equivalent or superior replacement goods, or given a written notice explaining the delay and offered a refund upon request. The companies cooperated in the investigation and did not admit any wrongdoing, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

“Online consumers are entitled to protection against unwarranted fees and unreasonably long waits for purchases to arrive on their doorsteps,” District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement announcing the settlement. “We will enforce state and federal laws governing online shopping in Los Angeles County.”

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