Buy.com Ducks $500M Phone Number Collection Suit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a $500 million putative class action accusing Buy.com Inc. of illegally collecting phone numbers from consumers during credit card transactions, ruling that the online retailer could demand the information to verify its customers' identities.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford said Buy.com did not violate the state's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act when it collected the personal data as an anti-fraud mechanism. Named plaintiff Michael Ambers had argued that providing his shipping address should have been enough, but the judge...
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Michael Ambers v. BUY.COM Inc


Case Number

8:13-cv-00196

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California Central

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Other Statutory Actions

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Andrew J. Guilford

Date Filed

February 4, 2013

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