Chevron Ruling Reflects Trend On Song-Beverly's Reach

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT) -- With cybercrime on the rise, regulators and plaintiffs’ lawyers are pressing businesses to help mitigate the risk of identity fraud to American consumers. Ironically, at the same time, plaintiffs’ lawyers have sued numerous retailers for taking steps to prevent fraud, contending that when retailers require customers to provide information about themselves to verify their identities at the point of sale, they violate California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1747.08), a statute limiting the information retailers can collect during credit card transactions.

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