Payless Privacy Suit To Get Jury, Bench Trials

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has sided with Payless ShoeSource Inc. in determining that half of a consolidated putative class action alleging the company illegally records customer information will be heard in a bench trial rather than before a jury.

Judge Frank Damrell Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled Sept. 11 that the plaintiffs do not have the right to a jury trial with respect to liability or damages for claims brought under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act because the civil...
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