Louis Vuitton class action lawsuitA California federal judge last week granted preliminary approval to a $1 million class action settlement between Louis Vuitton North America Inc. and a class of consumers who accused the company of secretly recording their personal information from credit card payments at their retail stores, in violation of the law.

U.S. District Court Judge William Q. Hayes approved the class action settlement on August 15, which will divide the $1 million among Class Members who file legitimate claims. They will receive a voucher for use in California Louis Vuitton retail stores. Under the terms of the class action settlement, the representative plaintiffs will receive about $5,000 each.

According to the Louis Vuitton class action settlement, the vouchers “can only be used towards a future purchase of Louis Vuitton goods at a Louis Vuitton retail store.” While Judge Hayes believes that the class action settlement is fair, he has some concerns “regarding the actual value of the merchandise certificates and the impact of the merchandise certificates on the attorneys’ fee award,” he said.

In May 2011, plaintiff Deanna Morey filed the class action lawsuit against Louis Vuitton, claiming that the retail chain violated the California Song-Beverly Credit Card Act when it recorded customer’s personal information when they paid with a credit card. She alleges that the retailer entered customer information at the point-of-sale. This information included phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, and other information that is not needed to complete a credit card transaction.

According to court documents, the potential class included more than 343,000 customers. The Class Members claim that they paid with a credit card at a Louis Vuitton store in California between May 20, 2010 and January 28, 2013.

While Morey initially filed the class action lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court, Louis Vuitton sought to have the case removed to federal court because the lawsuit involved more than $5 million in controversy. According to the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, each violation can result in a $1,000 fine from the court.

Louis Vuitton argued that there were at least 5,000 credit card payments during the proposed class period. U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz remanded the Louis Vuitton class action lawsuit back to state court, finding that the amount in controversy did not exceed $5 million. Upon appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Louis Vuitton and sent the case to the federal court in December 2011.

The judge has scheduled a fairness hearing on December 12, 2013 to make a final determination about whether the class action settlement will be approved as fair, reasonable and adequate.

Details on how to file a claim for the Louis Vuitton Class Action Lawsuit Settlement were not immediately available. Keep checking Top Class Actions or sign up for our free weekly newsletter below to receive settlement updates.

Morey is represented by the Patterson Law Group and Gene J. Stonebarger of Stonebarger Law.

The case is Deanna Morey v. Louis Vuitton North America, Case No. 3:11-cv-01517, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

UPDATE 1: Details on how to file a claim for the Louis Vuitton Class Action Lawsuit Settlement are up!

UPDATE 2: A federal judge granted final approval to the Louis Vuitton class action settlement on Jan. 9, 2014. A total of 23,876 Merchandise Certificates worth $41 will be mailed to Class Members who filed valid claims sometime in the spring of 2014.

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76 Comments

  • Christopher Suitt August 23, 2013

    I am a purchaser of LV and have used my CC for payments and did not know that my info was being recorded as told by salesman in the various retail boutiques and stores that my CC infor would not be

  • Christopher Suitt August 23, 2013

    I am a purchaser of LV and have used my CC for payments and did not know that my info was being recorded as told by salesman in the various retail boutiques and stores that my CC infor would not be

  • Christopher Suitt August 23, 2013

    I am a purchaser of LV and have used my CC for payments and did not know that my info was being recorded as told by salesman in the various retail boutiques and stores that my CC infor would not be

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Dorothy August 23, 2013

    Send infowhen can i file..

  • Cynt August 24, 2013

    Can you send me info on when I can file

  • staceyjohnson August 25, 2013

    i paid lots n lots of money on lv

  • staceyjohnson August 25, 2013

    i paid lots n lots of money on lv

  • Linda Kulick August 26, 2013

    SEND INFO

  • Linda Kulick August 26, 2013

    SEND INFO

  • Linda Kulick August 26, 2013

    SEND INFO

  • choose intelligence August 26, 2013

    When are the people who utilize this wonderful referal organization going to learn to read the simply stated directions on how to properly comment on this website. Stop spamming due to ignorance and impatience. I am not intending to be insulting but the repetetive posts are sooo redundant and somebody had to say it. Now I will hit send “only once” and I will have “patience” for the 30 seconds it takes to publish to the page. Its not rocket science people!

  • Lhaynes-oliver August 26, 2013

    I have been a purchaser of the LV luggage and accessories for many years and was unaware of the recordings and information transactions. Please, please send me the info where I can file.

  • lydia herrera August 29, 2013

    I purchased a purse.

  • frankclark August 29, 2013

    daddadadadadada

  • Cynthia Egly August 30, 2013

    The price of the product was high. But material was so cheap. Everything start to fall apart. I didn’t evenhave the hand bag that long and the product wasn’t no good.

  • chana egly August 30, 2013

    I have a purse with this company’s brand. also
    the price of the products is expensive I was hopeing that I will be able to have it for as long as I could but it broke .

  • chana egly August 30, 2013

    I have a purse with this company’s brand. also
    the price of the products is expensive I was hopeing that I will be able to have it for as long as I could but it broke . Can I still file a claim form.

  • chana egly August 30, 2013

    I have a purse with this company’s brand. also
    the price of the products is expensive I was hopeing that I will be able to have it for as long as I could but it broke . Can I still file a claim form.

  • brian hayes September 11, 2013

    i bought a purse for my girlfriend and i bought a couple of items for my self, the product was high, the material was cheap and didnt last that long. i was wondering can i file a claim form.

  • Deseree Robbins September 12, 2013

    How and when can we file a claim? Thanks

  • A L September 13, 2013

    I received my claim form in the email.

  • russ martin September 14, 2013

    I received an email in regards to this issue and wasnt sure if it was a scam or not. Please follow up with me how I can file along with the suit. Thank you.

  • Terris Henderson September 14, 2013

    Not even worth it, the payout is like 5$ out of 1m. Can’t even get a 5$ GC at LV. Maybe they’ll sell me a tag. Pass this one.

  • Karin September 14, 2013

    I received my claim form in the email too!
    Is it true we only get payout “$5″ONLY!
    Cheap!!!

  • Brian Buckley September 16, 2013

    I HAVE MADE SEVERAL EXPENSIVE PURCHASES FROM LOUIS VUITTON FOR MY WIFE WITH CREDIT CARDS IN PALM DESERT AND CHICAGO IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED TIME PERIOD. I WOULD LIKE TO BE UPDATED ON THE PROGRESS OF THIS LAWSUITE.

  • Dianne Brooks September 16, 2013

    What is the e-adress to file a claim and use my id number, and can I file online?

  • Richard Fese September 17, 2013

    I have spent so much money on LV. Handbags, jewelry, sunglasses luggage. Over the years. In all cities and states.

  • Melly September 17, 2013

    I just recieved the post card regarding the class action suit. The web address to file the claim is not coming up though!

  • jordan September 17, 2013

    I can’t get the website to come up either. brings up something totally different.

  • Annie Duong September 17, 2013

    I want to file a claim

  • cherry roa September 18, 2013

    how do i check my claim online. please give me a website. I read the article about the case and am wondering how much.

  • monique hopkins September 18, 2013

    Please add me to the class action settlement.

  • APRIL NGUYEN September 19, 2013

    PLEASE ADD ME TO SETTLEMENT!!!

  • elizabeth nguyen September 19, 2013

    Please add me to settlement

  • suong mai nguyen September 19, 2013

    please add me

  • Grace Patricio September 19, 2013

    I received a post card regarding the claim. I tried to get on the website http://www.LVNAsettlement.com and it is not coming up. The card indictaes that the deadline to submit a claim is November 13

  • Grace Patricio September 19, 2013

    indicates ! Sorry .

  • BENJAMIN APOLINARIO September 23, 2013

    Please add me to settlement. I have made a purchase at a Louis Vuitton in Forum Shops of Caesars, Las Vegas Nevada in December 2010 and have used my credit card. Yes, personal information was asked by the LV sales rep.

  • Nikki peinado September 23, 2013

    Please add me to the Deanna Morey v. Louis Vitton case #3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. I used my credit card an bought $1500.00 worth of merchandise

  • Raquel Mejia September 23, 2013

    Please add me to selltement.
    .

  • Holly Christensen September 24, 2013

    Please add me to settlement: EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Sonia Trujillo September 24, 2013

    Please add me to settlement: EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • oyundelger moreno September 24, 2013

    please add me to settlement: EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • JM September 25, 2013

    I remember purchasing an LV item at their store with cold hard cash, and they still insisted on seeing my driver’s license! I believe they entered some of my private info into their system.

  • Connie lee September 25, 2013

    Please add me to settlement : EDITORS NOTE – Top Class Actions is NOT a settlement administrator and does NOT process claims. Posting your claim number is NOT reccomended. Once we find out the website to submit a claim we will post an update to this article as well as a full update. Make sure to Like us on Facebook and also sign up for our free newsletter so you don’t miss out.

  • Nancy Angel September 26, 2013

    Please add me with the settlement had multiple purchase on Louis Vuitton …

  • Sandra Truk September 27, 2013

    Please add me to settlement online claim EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Roxanna Baghai September 28, 2013

    EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!
    Please add me to settlement action case No.3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. I have purchased over $9000 worth of Louis vuitton merchandise using my CC from the store.

  • Roxanna Baghai September 28, 2013

    EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Shohreh Otmishi September 28, 2013

    Please add me to case No 3:11-cv-0157-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Andrea Cambra September 28, 2013

    I have not received my notification

  • Jackie NGO September 29, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement . I received a letter from LV, but I had misplaced the letter regarding a settlement action.

  • Stella Liu September 29, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement case#3;11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • THUY VU September 29, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement case # 3:11-CV-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Kathleen Krogius September 29, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement case #3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Dorothy September 29, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement Case No. 3:11-cv-01517. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Rorttheany Reid September 29, 2013

    EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

    I love my Louis Vuitton bag and wallet so much. I bought them couple years ago, and I still using them everyday. It is very popular branch, nice and cool looking, and strong quality. I feel confident when I carry the bag. I would like to get in different style someday when I can afford.

  • CHERYL BILLANES September 30, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement Case No. 3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Pilar Dumlao September 30, 2013

    please add me to the settlement in the class action case No. 3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Selena Tarkington September 30, 2013

    EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Stephanie September 30, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement in the class action case No. 3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Margaret Fong October 1, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement in the class action case No. 3:11-cv-01517-W QH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • caroline dawkins October 7, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement in the class action case No. 3:11-cv-01517-W.QH-BLM.

  • Nilza Serrano October 8, 2013

    Add me to the settlement Case No 3:11-cv-01517-WQH-BLM

  • misha george October 15, 2013

    Please add me to the settlement in the class action case No. 3:11-cv-01517-W QH-BLM. EDITORS NOTE – DO NOT PUT CLAIM NUMBERS IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!! TOP CLASS ACTIONS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR AND DOES NOT PROCESS CLAIMS! IF YOU POST YOUR CLAIM NUMBER HERE SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE ABLE TO USE IT AND STEAL YOUR CLAIM!!!!!

  • Joannie Liu October 16, 2013

    Please add me to the claim.

  • Marqcuss Butler October 17, 2013

    please add my to claim

  • Seriously People October 21, 2013

    Are some folks not reading the information on this case?

    This is ONLY for purchases made at California Louis Vuitton stores between May 2010 and January 2013.

    If you were truly identified as a valid claimant, then you would have received a notice with a claim number. If you got a notice and can’t find it, then they tell you how to get your claim number.

    I think folks just see free. If too many people join the suit, then everyone is going to receive like $10. Have fun using your $10 certificate…they will laugh at you, since that barely even covers tax.

  • Marlene Olegario November 15, 2013

    Pls add me into LV N settlement class action case # 3:11-cv-01517-WQH- BLM. My claim # is LVA1157013

  • Deborah St. George November 16, 2013

    I submitted my form by email the moment I received it – months ago.

    Have heard nothing and would like a confirmation the form was received.

  • Naomi February 13, 2014

    They can keep the $41

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