Third Circuit Issues TRO in Gift Card Matter

February 22, 2011

View article On February 9, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted a temporary restraining order preventing the State of New Jersey from requiring retailers to collect zip codes from the purchasers of gift cards. This was in response to the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association’s (“NJRMA”) January 20, 2011 filing of an emergent motion for a stay pending appeal with the court. This action by the court is latest in a series of rulings related to the NJRMA lawsuit regarding the proposed gift card requirements.