Citibank Wins Arbitration Of Student Loan TCPA Class Action

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted Citibank NA’s bid to compel arbitration in a proposed class action accusing the bank of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by repeatedly calling student loan holders, finding the dispute fell within the scope of an arbitration provision.

Plaintiff Craig Smith alleged Citibank called him more than 20 times during the spring of 2012 after he told a customer representative he did not wish to be contacted by phone again, and that this was a TCPA violation. Citibank argued...
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