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Litigation & Arbitration

Apr. 18, 2024

Judge approves arbitration in Citibank Armenian bias case

The judge ruled that a 2017 California Supreme Court decision that found pre-dispute arbitration agreements that bar individuals' right to seek general public injunctive relief were unenforceable did not apply to the plaintiff's claims.

US District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald

A Los Angeles federal judge found Citibank's arbitration clause did not violate public policy and paused a case where a woman and a putative class accused the bank of denying and canceling credit cards of those whose last names suggested Armenian heritage.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald granted Citibank's motion to move the proceeding to arbitration on Wednesday. After hearing arguments from the plaintiff's counsel that a 2017 California Supreme Court decisi...

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