Insurers Could Be Off Hook In Calif. ZIP Code Suits

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Insurers might not have to pay coverage for the recent rash of ZIP code litigation in California if courts decline to view the collection of personal information as an invasion of privacy or choose to enforce exclusions that were only recently put in place, attorneys say.

More than 150 lawsuits have been filed in California over retailers' collection of ZIP codes during credit card transactions since February, when the state's high court ruled in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc. that stores cannot ask for a ZIP...
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