National Arbitration Forum Kept In Cardholder Suit

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 1:38 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected the National Arbitration Forum's bid to dismiss a suit claiming it conspired to help financial companies controlling some 86 percent of the U.S. credit card market to maintain mandatory arbitration clauses as a condition of card use.

Details surrounding U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley's order, docketed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, were difficult to ascertain because of an April confidentiality order in the case — part of multidistrict litigation involving claims of illegally imposed foreign transaction fees...
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