Abington Cole + Ellery is conducting an investigation regarding the business practices of Stein Mart -- specifically the process by which Stein Mart processes returns and exchanges of merchandise. Stein Mart uses a company called The Retail Equation ("TRE") to analyze and either accept or deny returns and exchanges. Consumers are reporting that valid returns and exchanges are being improperly denied by Stein Mart based upon TRE's guidance.
Stein Mart uses a form of TRE's "Verify Return Authorization System", which uses statistical modeling and analytics to detect "fraudulent and abusive" behavior when returns are processed at return counters of retailers utilizing the system. Consumers are complaining that Stein Mart and TRE's Verify Return Authorization System may be denying valid returns and/or exchanges in violation of Stein Mart's return and exchange policies.
If you are a consumer who has had a valid return or exchange denied by Stein Mart and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this matter, please submit your information via the form on this webpage.
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