Crate & Barrel Hammers Out Deal Ending ZIP Code Suits

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Crate & Barrel has tentatively resolved seven proposed class actions over its collection of customers' ZIP codes and a related coverage dispute with Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in Illinois federal court.

According to a notice posted May 16, a settlement has been reached that would end the underlying actions in California state and federal courts accusing Euromarket Designs Inc., better known as Crate & Barrel, of requesting and recording customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions.

Such ZIP code suits have mushroomed since the California Supreme...
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