Class action filed over credit card expiration dates on receipts

Michelle Keahey May 23, 2012, 2:57am

Russ Herman

NEW ORLEANS - A grocery store chain throughout southern Louisiana and Mississippi is facing a class action lawsuit that claims the stores failed to abide by federal law, which requires companies to shorten the expiration date that is printed on receipts provided to customers.

Robert Ticknor, Matthew Russell, and Daniel Cutler, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed suit against Rouse's Enterprises on May 7 in federal court in New Orleans.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act require companies to truncate the expiration date printed on receipts provided to the cardholder at the point of sales, the suit says.

The plaintiffs claim that they visited one of the defendant's grocery stores between April and May 2012 and their receipts contained the full expiration date of their credit cards.

On behalf of the proposed class, the plaintiffs are asking the court for order declaring that the defendants are in violation of FACTA and FCRA, a permanent injunction enjoining the defendant from continuing to violate the receipt provision, an order directing compliance and for an award of statutory damages, punitive damages, court costs, and attorney's fees.

The plaintiffs are represented by Russ M. Herman, Stephen J. Herman, and Soren E. Gisleson of Herman, Herman & Katz in New Orleans, M. Ryan Casey of Ku & Mussman in Miami, Florida, and Andrew D. Bizer of Bizer Law Firm in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-01151

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