Zip Code Collection Suit Against GNC Dismissed

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday threw out a California woman’s proposed class action against General Nutrition Corp. that alleged the company illegally requested customers’ ZIP codes during credit card transactions, saying she can’t sue because she used a debit card for her purchase.

The law under which plaintiff Norma Rothman sued GNC, California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, excludes debit cards, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said in an order denying Rothman’s motion to certify the class and dismissing her complaint.

Judge Otero said Rothman couldn’t...
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