Rochester, NY -- State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pictured) says the Hobby Lobby retail chain has agreed to a settlement for alleged deceptive advertising practices.
Schneiderman says Hobby Lobby misled customers into thinking they were receiving steep discounts through deceptive advertising spanning two years. He says the chain advertised its custom framing, furniture, and home décor products as sale items for more than 52 consecutive weeks. He says sales that never end violate the false advertising law.
As part of the settlement, the company will change its advertising practices, contribute $138,600 in supplies to 700 public schools near Hobby Lobby stores across Upstate New York, and pay $85,000 in civil penalties and other costs.