HSBC Says Recorded Call Suit Preempted By Banking Law

Law360, Los Angeles (March 26, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Two HSBC Holdings PLC units urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a proposed class action over phone calls between customers and the bank’s credit card services division that were allegedly recorded, arguing the claims are preempted by the federal National Bank Act.

The lawsuit, filed in June by named plaintiffs Terry J. Fanning and Tatiana Jabbar, raises allegations that HSBC Card Services Inc. and HSBC Technology & Services USA Inc. violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act, which prohibits the recording of confidential...
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