Calif. Judge Applies ZIP Ruling Retroactively In OfficeMax Suit

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- OfficeMax North America Inc. can’t block courts from retroactively applying to a proposed class action the California Supreme Court's decision banning retailers from asking for customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions, a California federal court ruled Monday.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers was unconvinced by the office supply retailer’s argument that unique circumstances meant the California Supreme Court’s decision in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc. should apply to the behavior of the company only after the decision. That decision found that the state’s Song-Beverly Credit Card...
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