Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Arbitrability Of Loan Dispute Must Be Decided By Arbitrator, Federal Judge Rules

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Arbitrability Of Loan Dispute Must Be Decided By Arbitrator, Federal Judge Rules

OAKLAND, Calif. - An arbitrator must decide whether a consumer's California unfair competition law (UCL) class claims alleging deceptive lending practices should be arbitrated, based on the broad language of the loan agreement in question, a federal judge held May 7 (Paula Bernal v. Southwestern & Pacific Specialty Finance, Inc., d/b/a Check 'N Go, No. 12-05797, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63338).

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