Federal Judge Denies Request To Send Debt Settlement Suit To Arbitration

Federal Judge Denies Request To Send Debt Settlement Suit To Arbitration

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on July 22 refused to compel arbitration in a suit arising from a consumer's debt settlement contract because the consumer's claims against a payment processor are separate from her claims against a debt settlement company and her contract with the payment processor does not include an arbitration clause (Regina Lomax v. Meracord LLC, No. 13-1945, D. N.J.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101874).

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