Neiman Marcus to pay $25,000 over mislabeled fur

The Chicago skyline is reflected in the exterior of Neiman Marcus on Michigan Ave. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

February 2, 2010 12:44:43 PM PST
Neiman Marcus Inc. has agreed to pay a $25,000 judgment after a court found the luxury retailer falsely advertising two coats as being "faux fur" trimmed when the items had Asian raccoon dog fur. The Humane Society of the United States in 2008 filed suit in Washington against Dallas-based Neiman Marcus and other retailers over the misidentified fur.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the consumer protection judgment against Neiman Marcus awaits final court approval.

Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder declined comment Tuesday.

Saks Inc. and the Humane Society reached a $6,500 out-of-court settlement last week.

Animal rights group attorney Ralph Henry says manufacturer Andrew Marc and Lord & Taylor settled last year. Macy's Inc. remains a defendant.