Fifth Third Asks High Court To Weigh Class Cert. In Fee Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 3, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Fifth Third Bancorp has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Sixth Circuit ruling allowing class certification for a nationwide class of its customers who claim they were charged undisclosed service fees, saying the appeals court's ruling unfairly places the burden for properly defining a class on the district courts rather than plaintiffs.

In its June 24 petition to the high court, Fifth Third said the Sixth Circuit erred in modifying Arlington Video Productions Inc.'s proposed class definition to fit the requirements for class certification. The Sixth Circuit...
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