Citigroup Can't Arbitrate Robo Call Action, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday denied Citigroup Inc.'s bid to compel arbitration in a proposed class action accusing the company of placing unwanted cellphone calls, saying Citigroup had not produced enough evidence it had a contract with the plaintiff.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton ruled that purportedly representative samples of the credit card agreement Citigroup sent to plaintiff Ramona Gonzalez were not enough to prove Gonzalez had agreed to any pact mandating arbitration in the event of a legal dispute.

Gonzalez brought suit against...
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