Judge Denies Class Cert. In GNC ZIP Code Action

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 4:07 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Thursday to certify a class action accusing General Nutrition Corp. of illegally asking for customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions, chiding the plaintiff's counsel for citing the Dukes decision overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero denied plaintiff Norma Rothman's motion for class certification, ruling the proposed class was overbroad and did not meet requirements for commonality, typicality or adequacy of representation. Rothman claims clerks at the supplement seller's stores in California requested customers' ZIP...
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Case Information

Case Title

Norma Rothman v. General Nutrition Corporation et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


S. James Otero

Date Filed

April 26, 2011

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