PWCC, the Oregon based sports card consignment seller, has been hit with a lawsuit seeking class action status that claims damages from their illegal shill bidding on eBay exceeds $25,000,000.
Gregory Latham filed the lawsuit on September 17, 2021 in Oregon.
A lawyer for Latham did not return a message seeking comment.
Online marketplace eBay banned PWCC, one of its largest customers, from selling on its website in August 2021. eBay alleged that PWCC was involved in shill bidding.
In 2019, Sports Card Radio published an exclusive story on PWCC and shill bidding.
The lawsuit is seeking:
- An award of actual damages in an amount to be determined at trial
- An award of statutory damages of $200 for each reckless or knowing violation of
the Unlawful Trade Practices Act, ORS 646.605 et seq.
- Pre-judgment interest
- Post-judgment interest
- Attorneys’ fees, costs, disbursements, and expenses of suit, including expert
- Punitive damages
Latham is seeking a trial by jury.
More details to come!