Judge OKs Class Settlement In Kohl's ZIP Code Fight

Law360, San Francisco (January 11, 2013, 10:22 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Friday approved a class-action settlement between Kohl's Corp. and more than 1,000 customers who accused the retailer of illegally asking for their ZIP codes when they paid for purchases with credit cards and of storing that information in its databases.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer signed off on the final settlement agreement Friday, the latest in a slew of lawsuits across California accusing retailers of violating the state's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act by collecting customers' ZIP codes. Plaintiff Carla Burdewick launched...
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