There has been a settlement proposed with regard to a class action lawsuit alleging that OfficeMax North America Incorporated both requested and then recorded ZIP codes belonging to customers (ZIP codes corresponding to personal credit cards) at OfficeMax stores in California. This class action settlement is relevant to all customers of California OfficeMax retail stores who used a credit card to make purchases between the dates of March 1, 2010 and February 22, 2011. For those individuals who qualify for this settlement and who also submit valid Claim Forms on time will be eligible to receive a potential award of a $5-$10 voucher which is good for buying products at an OfficeMax retail location.
When it comes to determining who is eligible for this potential award from this class action settlement, it essentially comes down to very defined metrics concerning whether or not a personal credit card was in fact used in California OfficeMax stores during the dates of March 1, 2010 and February 22, 2011. If you do not fall into this category, then it is safe to say that you would not be eligible to file a claim or collect an award from this settlement. One very important detail when it comes to proving your eligibility for receiving a potential award from this OfficeMax ZIP code class action settlement is being able to show that you did in fact use a personal credit card, as opposed to using a business credit card or some other variation of credit card that does not fall under the classification of a personal credit card. In addition to being required to prove that a personal credit card was used at a California OfficeMax location during the time frame specified (March 1, 2010 – February 22, 2011), it is also a requirement that individuals attempting to file a claim provide proof that their ZIP code was given to OfficeMax as well during this time.
Claim forms have a strict deadline for when they must be submitted, and this deadline is February 10, 2014.
This class action lawsuit is referred to as Dardarian v OfficeMax North America Inc., and the case number is 4:11-cv-00947-YGR. This case is taking place in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, and the final hearing is set for 3/25/2014. Although OfficeMax North America Incorporated does continue to deny any wrongdoing, they have agreed to distribute merchandise vouchers in order to settle this case. The class counsel law firm is Hoffman, Libenson, Saunders & Barba, and the defense counsel law firm is Seyfarth Shaw LLP.