Credit Card Late Fees Don't Violate Constitution: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2014, 6:02 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of an action brought by a class of cardholders who challenged credit card companies' over-limit and late fees on constitutional grounds, holding the district court didn’t err in dismissing for failure to state a claim.

The decision comes almost a year after attorneys seeking to revive the consumer class action argued that Bank of America Corp. and other major banks violate constitutional limits when they charge credit card customers large penalties for paying their balances late...
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