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Williams-Sonoma Not Required to Produce California Customer List

Jan. 13, 2020, 7:28 PM

Williams-Sonoma Inc. Monday convinced a divided Ninth Circuit panel to reverse an order from a California federal court in underlying litigation that would have required the home goods giant to produce a list of California customers who bought certain bedding products.

The district court “clearly erred” when it ordered Williams-Sonoma and its subsidiaries to provide the list as part of a proposed class action brought by customer William Rushing, who sought to recover damages caused by misrepresentations the company allegedly made about the thread count of bedding, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in granting Williams-Sonoma’s...

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