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WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that zip codes constitute “personal identification information” under G.L. c. 93. The question of law came to the SJC from the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts stemming from Tyler vs. Michaels Store, Inc, which was dismissed in January. This ruling echoes California’s 2011 decision that the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act prohibits merchants from requesting zip codes from customers paying by credit card (for additional information see our client alert here.)The FactsThe plaintiff alleged that on several occasions when she made purchases at Michaels with a credit card she was asked to provide her zip code. The plaintiff provided her zip code because she thought it was necessary in order to complete the transactions, but the credit card issuers did not require the merchant to capture zip codes. Michaels has a policy of writing names, credit card number and zip codes … [Read more...] about Zip Code as Personal Information: The Massachusetts Round 2
Massachusetts’s highest court recently ruled that zip codes are personal identification information under the state law governing sales in connection with credit card purchases, which prohibits retailers from requesting and recording personal identification information at the point of sale. This edition of Morgan Lewis Retail Did You Know? describes the new decision and its impact on the industry. BackgroundMassachusetts law prohibits a retailer that accepts credit cards from requesting and recording “personal identification information” that is not required by the credit card issuer. The statute defines “personal identification information” to include a credit card holder’s address or telephone number. Violations are deemed to be an unfair and deceptive trade practice under Massachusetts consumer protection law. In 2011, the California Supreme Court drew nationwide attention with its ruling regarding a similar … [Read more...] about Retail Did You Know? Zip Codes Are Personal Information In Massachusetts
Another class action suit has been filed in Massachusetts in the zip code wars. This time, the target is instrument retailer Guitar Center for allegedly requesting customers to provide their zip codes when making purchases with a credit card in contravention of Mass. Gen Laws ch. 93§ 105(a). Zip code class action suits started in California against retail giant Williams-Sonoma, and last year they found their way to Massachusetts in a case filed against national craft retailer, Michaels Stores. We discussed that case in some detail, here.The Massachusetts Michaels case was dismissed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in January of 2013, but questions of law were sent from the federal court to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The big questions referred to the SJC for determination under Massachusetts law, were (1) whether a zip code is personal identification information (“PII”) under § 105 (a) … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Zip Code Class Action: Take 3