Calif. High Court Says Convenience Check Suit Preempted

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Thursday stopped a putative class action against a Bank of America NA affiliate over its “convenience checks,” holding that the consumer claims over inadequate disclosures were preempted by the National Bank Act and reversing a state appeals court decision.

A putative class of consumers sued MBNA America Bank NA in 2004, alleging the bank failed to follow a California state law that required certain disclosures accompany the preprinted checks a credit card issuer provides to cardholders for use as credit. In...
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