9th Circ. Questions HSBC Credit Card Class Dismissal

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2012, 5:40 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday grilled an attorney for HSBC Finance Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc. on a judge’s dismissal of a consumer class action over advertising for store-branded credit cards, asking why a jury shouldn’t decide whether a reasonable consumer would’ve been misled.

“I guess I’m having a bit of a hard time understanding why [plaintiff Gary Davis] didn’t at least establish some elements of each [of his consumer claims], and therefore it’s a question of fact,” U.S. Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith told...
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