Federal Judge Denies Approval Of OfficeMax Credit Card Case Settlement

Federal Judge Denies Approval Of OfficeMax Credit Card Case Settlement

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge in California on July 12 denied preliminary approval of a settlement of a class action in which consumers allege that OfficeMax North America Inc.'s (OfficeMax) policy of requesting ZIP code information during credit card transactions violates the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, explaining that she is concerned with the proposed settlement's compliance with the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) and that the plaintiffs have not demonstrated that the proposed manner of disseminating the class notice complies with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and due process (Nancy Dardarian, et al. v. OfficeMax North America Inc., No. 11-0947, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98653).

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