Class Action Over Chase Bank Fees Sent To Arbitration

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a putative class action accusing a JPMorgan Chase Bank NA subsidiary of breach of contract for illegally charging customers account-minimum and early-termination fees, ruling the contract at issue has a valid arbitration clause.

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said named plaintiff Gerry Wendrovsky will have to settle his dispute with Chase Paymentech over charges for online credit card processing services as part of a binding arbitration process, finding that Chase validly incorporated the terms and conditions of the merchant agreement Wendrovsky signed.

Wendrovsky argues that Chase did not properly disclose the $25...

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