Kohl's Can't Force Credit Card Class Action Into Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (August 10, 2015, 8:23 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday refused to let Kohl's Department Stores Inc. move to arbitration a putative class action claiming it forced customers into frivolous payment protection and credit monitoring programs when they enrolled in Kohl's credit cards.

U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone denied Kohl's motion to compel arbitration, finding insufficient evidence that there were contractual terms under which the parties agreed to arbitrate the claims. However, she said Kohl's could renew its motion after three months of discovery.

Kohl's had argued that there was...
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