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Kohl’s ZIP Code Class Action Settlement Approved
Kohl’s received approval to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, a California law that forbids retailers from requesting personally identifying information, including ZIP codes, from customers during credit card transactions.
Plaintiffs contend that they provided their ZIP codes to store clerks upon request because they believed it was necessary to complete a transaction. Pursuant to the settlement, more than 1,000 Kohl’s customers who provided ZIP codes during credit card transactions will receive gift cards worth approximately $500.
The Kohl’s settlement payout, a $500 give card, is higher than payouts for similar class actions involving violations of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act against major retailers such as Crate & Barrel.
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