AmEx, GE, Citibank Force Debt Collection Suit Into Arbitration

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 6:54 PM ET) -- American Express Co., GE Capital and Citibank on Friday won a bid to arbitrate putative class action claims alleging illegal debt collection practices when a New York federal judge ruled the class action waivers in their contracts with credit card customers were enforceable.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin relied on last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant in ordering arbitration of racketeering and consumer protection claims that are part of a lawsuit filed in September against debt collection agencies...
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Case Information

Case Title

Shetiwy et al v. Midland Credit Management et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


Shira A. Scheindlin

Date Filed

September 19, 2012

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