Lowe's To Pay $3M To Settle ZIP Code Collection Suits

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 4:39 PM ET) -- Lowe's HIW Inc. agreed Thursday to pay up to $2.9 million to settle three class actions alleging the home improvement retailer illegally collected California customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions — marking the second such settlement by a major retailer this month.

The four lead plaintiffs in the Lowe's actions asked U.S. District Judge Richard G. Seeborg to sign off on the settlement establishing a $2.9 million fund for the benefit of 180,000 known class members and about 100,000 unknown class members. Lowe's disputes and...
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Case Title

Petersen v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-01996

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

April 21, 2011


Case Title

Hurtado v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-02193

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

May 3, 2011


Case Title

Swaney et al v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-03231

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

June 28, 2011

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