As many as 3,000 California restaurateurs could benefit from the $64-million deal that has been accepted in principle by loyalty program provider Rewards Network to settle a class-action lawsuit pending against it. The suit accused Chicago-based Rewards Network of violating California usury laws.Plaintiffs√ć attorneys said they were pleased with the settlement proposal, which has yet to be approved in U.S. District Court. Hearings are expected to be scheduled in February or March.If ...

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