Stephanie Sheridan

Stephanie Sheridan

Sedgwick LLP

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Significant Song-Beverly Developments Continue—Court of Appeal Signals it May Be Ready to Articulate a Bright Line Test of When a...

On May 13, the California Court of Appeal heard oral arguments for Harrold v. Levi Strauss, a case involving the question of whether a retailer violates the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“Song-Beverly”) by requesting a...more

5/18/2015 - Class Action Class Certification Credit Cards Data Collection Levi Strauss Personally Identifiable Information Point of Sale Terminals Retailers Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

California’s Song-Beverly “Consumer Perception Test” in Jeopardy — Will Retailers in California Be Barred from Requesting Any...

On May 5, 2015, the Ninth Circuit certified for the California Supreme Court the issue of whether the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“the Act”) prohibits retailers from requesting a customer’s personal information at the...more

5/8/2015

Important Breaking Development: California’s Song-Beverly “Consumer Perception Test” in Jeopardy — Will Retailers in California Be...

On May 5, 2015, the Ninth Circuit certified for the California Supreme Court the issue of whether the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“the Act”) prohibits retailers from requesting a customer’s personal information at the...more

5/7/2015 - Appeals Personally Identifiable Information Point of Sale Terminals Request For Information Retailers Song-Beverly Credit Card Act ZIP Codes

Retail and Fashion Law Trends: What’s ‘‘In’’ for 2015

The retail industry saw a number of significant developments in 2014, many of which were a long time in the making. As courts begin to consider new claims and legislation that arose last year, the industry needs to be aware...more

4/22/2015 - Class Action Data Breach Dormant Commerce Clause Employer Liability Issues Fashion Industry Labeling Manufacturers Retailers Social Media Social Media Policy Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

California DOJ Surprises More Than 100 Retailers with Transparency in Supply Chains Act Notification

This week, the California Attorney General’s Department of Justice sent letters to a large number of retailers, notifying those retailers that they may be subject to California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”...more

4/13/2015 - Attorney Generals Human Trafficking Reporting Requirements Retailers Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Employee Security Screenings Are Not Compensable Time Under the FLSA - Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Post-Shift Activity...

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided recently that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to pay warehouse workers for time they spend passing through after-work security screenings. The...more

1/7/2015 - Amazon FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk Internet Retailers NLRB Retailers SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

Using Unpaid Interns Can Land Your Company in Class Action Hot Water

A recent surge in lawsuits against well-known New York-based fashion retailers and media giants, such as Oscar de la Renta, LLC; Marc Jacobs International, LLC; Donna Karan International, Inc.; Calvin Klein, Inc.; Coach,...more

11/6/2014 - Best Management Practices Class Action Coach Inc Corporate Counsel DLSE DOL Employer Liability Issues Entertainment Industry Fashion Industry Internships Retailers SiriusXM Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Price Advertisements Matter: Ninth Circuit Finds False Sale Prices Give Plaintiffs UCL Standing

Following the California Supreme Court’s lead in Kwikset that “labels matter,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that “price advertisements matter.” In Hinojos v. Kohl’s, the Ninth Circuit reversed the...more

5/30/2013 - Advertising Class Action Kohls Misrepresentation Purchase Price Retailers Unfair Competition

Online, But Off Song-Beverly: California Supreme Court in a Narrow Ruling Finds That Song-Beverly Does Not Apply to Retailers...

In at least one specific type of transaction, California retailers can now breathe a little easier. In Apple Inc. v. Superior Court (Krescent), No. S199384 (Cal. Feb. 4, 2013), the California Supreme Court found that Section...more

2/14/2013 - Apple Class Action Credit Card Act Digital Downloads Electronically Downloaded Products Internet Retailers Online Payments Personally Identifiable Information Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

Retail Industry Alert: December 2012 - What You Need to Know About the Changes to California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container...

Are you a manufacturer of products sold in plastic containers such as tools, consumer electronics, cosmetics, dish soap or soft drinks? Are you a company that rebrands these types of products for sale in your retail stores? ...more

12/13/2012 - California Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Act Compliance Contamination Manufacturers Recycling Retail Market

Retail Industry Alert -- October 2012: Think You’re Complying With the Song-Beverly? If You’re Collecting Customer Information...

California retailers have been issued another cautionary tale about the pitfalls of requesting personal information from customers at the point-of-sale (POS). The law at issue – the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, California...more

11/14/2012

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