Proposed settlement in Olive Garden FACTA lawsuit

Sandra Pedicini of the Associated Press reports that a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit against Olive Garden for breaching a requirement of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act has been reached . The settlement would require the restaurant to provide a $9 appetizer voucher to anyone who ate at Olive Garden between Dec. 4, 2006, and Aug. 10, 2007 and who used a debit or credit card.

Okay, so Olive Garden did not comply with FACTA. But do you think that a $9 voucher per person is reasonable? Yes, it will bring them in some customers/money, perhaps, but in this case, the fine seems a bit out of proportion when you think about the TD Ameritrade proposal or you think about the Hannford lawsuit getting thrown out.

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