Judge Ready To Shelve Ralphs Customer's Privacy Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 15, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday indicated she will toss a putative class action alleging Ralphs Grocery Co. wrongly shared personal information from applications for its customer rewards program with third parties, saying the plaintiff shoppers could not show Ralphs’ alleged misconduct had caused them financial harm.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson said at a hearing that the absence of damages likely will be fatal to the privacy lawsuit.

“There is no logical connection between the alleged damage and the loss of privacy,”...
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