KlearGear Told To Pay $306,750 For Bogus Attempt To Shakedown Customer For Bad Review
from the but-can-they-collect? dept
Then, suddenly, a "representative" of the company named Vic Mathieu magically appeared spouting all sorts of nonsense and trying to defend everything the company had done. Of course, neither KlearGear nor it's apparently French-based owner Descoteaux Boutiques actually did anything in court, and thus, the court has ordered KlearGear to pay up to the tune of $306,750 in both compensatory and punitive damages.
Of course, collecting on that award may take some work. It's still not entirely clear who is behind Kleargear, statements from Vic Mathieu notwithstanding. It's possible that the company is really owned by this French company, which will make collection difficult for a variety of reasons. Or that whole thing may be a sham in itself, meaning that no one knows who's actually involved at all. Chances are, the Palmers are unlikely to see much money here. Still, what amazes me is that Kleargear itself is still in business. I'm somewhat surprised the company didn't just up and move to a different domain. But, instead, it's still there. One hopes that people doing some shopping do some searches first on the company to find out about its practices.