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California Court of Appeal

Klussman v. Cross Country Bank, A108572

Order denying defendant's motion to compel arbitration of class action claims under unfair competition and consumer protection laws pursuant to the parties' cardholder membership agreement is affirmed where a hidden waiver of the right to bring classwide arbitration was unconscionable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/15/2005
  • Published 12/16/2005




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Office of the Attorney General, Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Ronald A. Reiter, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Catherine Z. Ysrael, Deputy Attorneys General, for Amicus Curiae-Office of the Attorney General.

  • For Appellees:
  • Morrison & Foerster, William Stern, Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Martin C. Bryce, Jr., Alan S. Kaplinsky, for Defendants and Appellants-Cross Country Bank et al., Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser, Robert M. Bramson, Walnut Creek, The Mills Law Firm, Robert W. Mills, Harry Shulman, for Plaintiffs and Respondents-Dana Klussman et al.
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