RBS, Kroger Can't Duck Arbitration In Robo Call Action

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Thursday to reconsider sending to arbitration a proposed class action over alleged robo calls to consumers by Kroger Co. and a Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC subsidiary, saying that case law "tucked away" in a footnote didn't change his analysis.

U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz rejected a motion to reconsider his November decision sending the case to arbitration, noting that such motions are rarely granted and only in exceptional circumstances.

While plaintiff Patrick McNamara had said that he had...
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