BofA Unit Dodges Call Recording Class Action

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 4:47 PM EST) -- A Bank of America Corp. unit on Tuesday escaped a proposed class action in California accusing it of monitoring and recording phone conversations with credit card holders without their consent.

In an order nixing the suit, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia said FIA Card Services NA, which issues credit cards for the bank, had warned customers through its cardholder agreement that it might record their phone calls. Because the plaintiff had signed the agreement, the judge said, she couldn't claim she hadn't consented to the company's...
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