|During the Webkinz fever, specialty retailers expressed strongly and often to TDmonthly that once the fad had died down, they would cease business with their maker, Ganz, and might even sue the company for unfair sales practices. As of September 2010, these are the cases known by TDmonthly that have been filed by specialty toy-store owners against the company.
||Cause for Action
|Nuts for Candy (Calif.); Comstock et al. (The Cheshire Cat and The Spotted Crocodile) (Ill.); Cortes Country Stores, Inc. d/b/a Freetown Trading Post (Mass.); The Phipps Corporation, d/b/a/ School crossing, Inc. (Va.); Freedom Candle Company (Conn.); Forget Me NOt Keepsakes & Crafts, Inc. (NY); Widensky's Clothing Boutique (Fla.);
||United States District Court, Northern District of California. Original Filing by Nuts for Candy, June 9, 2008.
||Alleged violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1 and Sections 1 and 3 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 14 and various states’ unfair trade practices acts.
||$5,000,000.00 - class action suit
||Pending, as of 9/7/10
|Station Enterprises, Inc.
||District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan on October 10, 2007
||Breach of Contract
||$75,000.00 plus costs and legal fees
||Resolved, as of 9/30/09
|Shopping Therapy/Collector's Club
||District Court in Oklahoma County, Okla., on September 5, 2007
||Case Dismissed at Plaintiff's Request/Settled 1/03/08