Judge Calls Maternity Store Privacy Deal 'Approvable'

Law360, New York (July 23, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Two months after he shot down a settlement awarding $25 gift cards to a proposed class of Destination Maternity Corp. customers in a privacy action, a California federal judge has given the deal a nod in an order that refrains from lauding the settlement’s adequacy.

U.S. District Judge George King on Monday bestowed conditional approval to the settlement with customers who claim the company’s stores unlawfully requested their phone numbers when they paid with credit cards. But rather than acknowledging the settlement as “fair, just, reasonable...
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