AmEx Hit With Suit Over Deceptive Account Protector Plan

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT) -- American Express Co. was hit with a proposed class action last week in New York federal court alleging it unlawfully enrolled some customers in a now-defunct account protection plan without their permission and denied contracted benefits to others in violation of deceptive trade laws.

The Oct. 5 complaint alleges that American Express deceptively and automatically enrolled customers in its now-canceled “American Express Account Protector” program without first getting their permission or informing them of the monthly charges that come with it. It also accuses American Express...
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