Best Buy, Genesco, Others Won’t Face ZIP Code MDLs

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday declined to create five MDLs in California for more than 20 class actions accusing Best Buy Co. Inc. and four other retailers of illegally collecting customers' ZIP codes when processing credit card transactions.

The judicial panel ruled that centralization of the actions against Best Buy, Genesco Inc., Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was not necessary because other means, including transferring the actions to one court or requesting the dismissal...
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