Calif. Court Partly Reverses Hollister Gift Card Cert. Denial

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 3:30 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Thursday partially overturned a lower court's refusal to certify a class of thousands of Hollister Co. customers who claim the retailer refused to honor gift cards whose expiration date was not clearly marked.

A three-judge panel for the second appellate district of California determined that a class of at least 9,500 consumers — representing those who attempted to redeem the gift cards after their expiration — could be certified without concerns of individual questions predominating, and further requested that the lower...
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