Richards Jewelers, which owns the face jewelry store Tiffany &Larson, filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of “engaging in a pattern and practice of fraudulent misrepresentations” and “engag[ing] in deceptive practices and practices which are designed to deceive consumers into believing that the jewelry items sold by Tiffany &amerson Jewelers are the authentic products of Tiffany and Larson.”
Tiffany &s;Larsons parent company, JLL, also has a separate case against the jewelry store, in which it alleges the company is violating antitrust laws by selling counterfeit goods.
The jewelry store faces a federal class action suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Jewelers says the case is an effort to recover a portion of the money that it has spent on legal fees and expenses related to the suit.
The lawsuit alleges that Tiffany &ames jewelry and face jewelry sold at its retail stores are made with counterfeit products and are made from counterfeit materials.
Tiffany &ams jewelry is made with non-titanium materials, according to the complaint.
The complaint alleges that “the defendants have a history of engaging in deceptive misrepresentations to mislead consumers into thinking that the Tiffany &Larks jewelry is the products of the Tiffany Company, the Tiffany Corporation and the Tiffany Jewelers Company.”
Tiffany is a company with over 1,600 stores, with about 3,500 of those being in the United States.
The company also has two U.K.-based stores, one in Coventry, England, and one in Liverpool, England.
The companies did not respond to requests for comment.
The suit was filed in U.N. headquarters on October 27, 2017.
Tiffany is one of the largest luxury jewelry companies in the world.
It operates three major retail stores in New York, Paris and London.
In 2015, the company filed a class action lawsuit against JLL and its parent company JLL International, alleging that the JLL Group’s conduct was unlawful, illegal monopolistic, anticompetitive and illegal under United Nations anti-trust laws.
The class action complaint said the Jll Group “is a multinational conglomerate with its headquarters in New Jersey, New York and London, and with operations in over 130 countries.”
Tiffany has been criticized in the past for allegedly engaging in unfair business practices, including by a former employee who filed a complaint with the U,S.
Securities and Exchange Commission in March 2017 alleging that Tiffany made false statements about the quality of the jewelry sold by the company.
Tiffany declined to comment on the suit and said it has “no comment on any pending litigation.”