Urban Outfitters ZIP Code Privacy Suit Goes To Fed. Court

Law360, Los Angeles (May 5, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT) -- Urban Outfitters Inc. subsidiary Free People LLC violated fair business laws by collecting customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions and using the information to send them junk mail, according to a putative class action removed to Massachusetts federal court Monday.

Plaintiff Lauren Miller claims she used her debit card to make a purchase at a Free People women's clothing store in Boston last year. The cashier asked for her ZIP code even though her card didn't require it, and Miller later began receiving unsolicited advertisements in the mail, according to the complaint.

"Plaintiff and class members suffered damages, including the...

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