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UPDATE: California Bill to Counteract Pineda Watered Down Yet Again

Posted in Credit Card Transaction, Privacy Legislation, Retail

UPDATE:  On August 25, 2011, the California Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Assembly Bill 1219, which will allow gas stations to collect zip codes from customers in certain instances.  Before doing so, however, the Committee amended the bill to include an urgency clause.  According to the amendment, the “immediate implementation of this statute will prevent… Continue Reading

Hartford Denies Coverage for Song-Beverly Claims

Posted in Class Action, Coverage, Credit Card Transaction, Insurance, Privacy Legislation, Retail

The Hartford Fire Insurance Company has filed at least two suits against insureds seeking a declaration that CGL policies it issued do not provide coverage for Song-Beverly claims filed in the wake of the Pineda decision. Hartford filed suits in Illinois federal court against Euromarket Designs, Inc. (a/k/a Crate & Barrel) and in New Jersey federal… Continue Reading

Retailers (and their Insurers) Dealt Another Blow in California

Posted in Class Action, Credit Card Transaction, Privacy Legislation, Retail

Retailers were dealt a blow in February when the California Supreme Court ruled in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. that a zip code constitutes “personal identifciation information” under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, thus prohibiting retailers from requesting such information.  Although the California legislature responded quickly by proposing legislation that would limit the effects of the… Continue Reading