Consumer Takes JPMorgan Check Fee Row To High Court

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A Florida consumer asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to revive a putative class action accusing JPMorgan Chase Bank NA of violating a state law by charging check-cashing fees to individuals who do not have Chase accounts.

The fees have an unfair impact on low-income and immigrant consumers who do not have their own bank accounts, or who might need cash immediately, according to Samuel A. Walker, a lawyer for petitioner Vida Baptista.

"The banks have been getting away with this for years," he said,...
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