J. Crew Settles ZIP Code Collection Suit

By Lisa Ryan (June 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a putative class action accusing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. of unlawfully collecting customers' ZIP codes during credit card purchases and using the information to send unsolicited marketing materials.

Judge Richard G. Sterns approved the settlement, in which J. Crew will provide $20 vouchers to class members in return for releasing their claims against the company, in addition to handing $3,000 to the class representative. The judge said the court would wait to rule on the class' requested award of $135,000 in attorneys' fees.

Lead plaintiff Lauren Miller...

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