BofA Skirts Another Unauthorized Insurance Fee Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 1, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a putative class action alleging Bank of America Corp. and an affiliate enrolled customers in an insurance program and took monthly premium payments out of their accounts without their consent, accusing the plaintiffs' attorneys of forum-shopping.

Four BofA account holders had claimed in Los Angeles federal court that they never actually signed up for SmartStep accidental death coverage and were victimized by deceptive telemarketing. The suit alleged claims of fraudulent concealment and violations of state consumer protection laws and...
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