OfficeMax Settles ZIP Code Collection Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT) -- OfficeMax North America Inc. on Friday agreed to hand out $600,000 in merchandise vouchers to settle a proposed class action accusing the company of illegally asking to record customers’ ZIP codes during credit card transactions.

The suit, consolidated in February 2011 from two putative class actions brought by two plaintiffs, argued that OfficeMax’s information capture policy requiring cashiers to ask for personal information from customers paying with credit cards violated California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.

In the plaintiffs' unopposed motion for preliminary settlement approval, the company...
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