Calif. Court Dismantles Brookstone's Win In ZIP Code Suit

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 1:27 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday revived a proposed class action claiming Brookstone Co. Inc. collected ZIP codes as part of credit card transactions, ruling that a California high court decision finding the conduct illegal applied retroactively to the suit.

Brookstone had persuaded the lower court to throw out the lawsuit in May 2010 after pointing to a decision handed down by the very court that took up the appeal. In its 2008 decision in Party City Corp. v. Superior Court, the California appeals court ruled...
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