Ann Taylor Wrongly Collects Customers' ZIP Codes: Suit

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 3:06 PM EST) -- A California consumer on Thursday accused AnnTaylor Retail Inc. of illegally collecting and storing ZIP codes of customers who use credit cards, seeking to represent a class of potentially millions of shoppers.

Consumer Amelia Foos' suit against Ann Taylor comes after the California Supreme Court's February ruling barring retailers from collecting ZIP codes from customers for marketing purposes, which came as a blow to many retailers.

The current suit claims Ann Taylor violated California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 when it required customers paying with...
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