Bibeka Shrethsa quotes me in her article, “Crate & Barrel Hammers Out Deal Ending ZIP Code Suits”

In her article, Crate & Barrel Hammers Out Deal Ending ZIP Code Suits, author Bibeka Shrestha writes about a settlement of privacy class actions and a related insurance coverage dispute regarding the potential insurance coverage for those privacy claims.  The putative privacy class actions were filed in California and related to alleged requests for and alleged recording of ZIP codes.

The article opens:

Crate & Barrel has tentatively resolved seven proposed class actions over its collection of customers’ ZIP codes and a related coverage dispute with Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in Illinois federal court.

According to a notice posted May 16, a settlement has been reached that would end the underlying actions in California state and federal courts accusing Euromarket Designs Inc., better known as Crate & Barrel, of requesting and recording customers’ ZIP codes during credit card transactions.

The article then gives details about the lawsuits and the insurance coverage action, including efforts to persuade Hartford to honor its duty to defend the privacy claims.  I have written about and presented on this topic before.

Ms. Shresthsa quotes me in her article, with my comments regarding the import of the settlement.  To read the entire article, including my quotes, click on over to Crate & Barrel Hammers Out Deal Ending ZIP Code Suits.


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