Faces $500M Suit Over Phone Number Collection

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 1:27 PM EST) -- An online shopper lodged a $500 million putative class action in California federal court Thursday accusing media and home goods retailer Inc. of illegally requiring its customers to provide their telephone numbers in order to complete credit card purchases on its website., which is owned by Japanese retailer Rakuten Inc., racked up more than $500 million worth of Song-Beverly Credit Card Act violations by making customers list their phone numbers on a preprinted online purchase form before any transaction would go through, according to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Michael Ambers v. BUY.COM Inc

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Andrew J. Guilford

Date Filed

February 4, 2013


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