Safeway Shopper Wins Class Cert. For Contract Breach Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday granted partial class certification in a suit accusing Safeway Inc. of overcharging customers for groceries purchased online, finding that the class met commonality and predominance requirements for the purposes of the plaintiff's breach of contract claim.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar certified a class of U.S. residents who registered to buy groceries through before Nov. 15, 2011, and made at least one purchase subject to an alleged price markup implemented around Apr. 12, 2010.

Safeway had argued that...
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