Hollister Defeats Class Cert. Bid In Gift Card Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (November 3, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A California judge refused Thursday to certify a class of up to 37,000 Hollister Co. customers who claim the clothing retailer violated a state consumer protection law by handing out limited-life promotional gift cards without including an expiration date.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David L. Minning ruled that while several requirements for class certification were met, the plaintiff failed to establish common questions for the class members under the state’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, which requires plaintiffs to show they suffered damage as a result...
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