Consumers can file class actions against federally chartered banks who violate state laws

Published: April 21, 2006

Court of Appeal of California , No. B184489
Issue: Refund Anticipation Loans
Amicus Brief, filed 21 Apr 2006

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CRL's amicus brief in support of the plaintiff class in Hood v. Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. CRL argues that the National Bank Act's "visitorial powers" provision does not restrict private plaintiffs from bringing a class action alleging a violation of state consumer protection law before the California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate Division.