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American Express Bank Pays $112 Million To Settle Deceptive Practices Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Oct. 1 that they have reached a settlement with American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, for deceptive debt collection and credit card marketing practices...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Class Certification In Consumer Financial Services Case

By Consumer Financial Services Group The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed the principle that consumer claims requiring fact-intensive, individualized inquiries are not amenable to class certification. In Basile v. H&R Block, Inc. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...

U.S. High Court: Little Tucker Act Doesn't Waive Government's Sovereign Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Little Tucker Act doesn't waive the U.S. government's sovereign immunity when it comes to damages actions filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Nov. 13 ( United States of America v. James X. Bormes , No. 11...