Williams-Sonoma Dodges ZIP Code Collection Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday tossed a proposed class action claiming Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc. violated customers' privacy rights by requiring ZIP codes to complete credit card transactions, finding the plaintiffs had sued under an inapplicable law.

Plaintiff Kerry Feder had accused the homewares retailer of running afoul of the New Jersey's Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act by requesting and recording its consumers' ZIP codes on electronic credit card transaction forms.

But U.S. District Judge William Walls ruled that Feder could not...
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