Kanye West's Yeezy Hit With Lawsuit in California Over Shipping Delays

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Kanye West’s Yeezy brand has been sued in California for “failing to ship items within within thirty days and failing to provide adequate delay notices” to consumers, among other allegations, legal documents viewed by Complex show.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, October 22 by the State of California via L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón. The district attorneys of Alameda, Napa, and Sonoma counties are also listed in the suit.

The lawsuit claims that Ye’s company violated California state business code sections that stipulate that products purchased online must be shipped within 30 days. If the items, for whatever reason, can’t be shipped within that time period the merchant has to either provide a refund, send out a notice of the delay, or find another remedy. The suit also alleges that Yeezy “made untrue or misleading statement regarding its ability to ship products within a certain timeframe, particularly where customers paid an additional charge for expedited shipping.”

The district attorneys are requesting that Yeezy be fined “$2,500 for each violation” and pay “restitution on behalf of affected consumers.”

Complex has reached out for comment.

Kanye, who legally changed his name to Ye earlier this month, has been busy on the business front. It was recently reported that Ye’s Mascotte Holdings filed trademarks for a slew of electronic product like tablet computers, audio speakers, smartwatches, and more. Prior to that, Mascotte Holdings filed a trademark application for a line of home goods.

On the music side of things, Ye’s tenth studio album Donda has been racking up plays. The project, which dropped in late August and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, has since accumulated over a billion streams on Spotify alone.

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