Judge Strikes Class Claims From Capital One 'Puppet' Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 3:54 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday dismissed class allegations that Capital One Bank NA and nonprofit credit counselor InCharge Debt Solutions illegally worked together to overcharge customers, ruling that either unique personal circumstances or an arbitration agreement the named plaintiff may have signed prevents her from representing a class.

U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon refused to dismiss the suit or rule on the issue of whether Lori King signed the arbitration agreement with InCharge, deferring consideration of those motions until after a bench trial, but...
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