Ralphs Escapes Privacy Class Action Over Rewards Club

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2013, 5:51 PM EST) -- A California judge on Tuesday tossed a putative class action alleging Ralphs Grocery Co. wrongly shared personal information from applications for its customer rewards program with third parties, finding the shoppers could not show Ralphs’ alleged misconduct had caused them economic injury.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson said named plaintiff Jacob Heller had no standing to make a claim for restitution under California's unfair competition law because he couldn't tie Ralphs' alleged breach of his privacy to the money he spent buying groceries...
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