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|Tuesday, January 24, 2012|
Umpqua Bank has joined other financial services firms in barring customers from filing class-action lawsuits.
The moves come after a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding the right of companies to keep consumer disputes from going before a judge or jury. It also comes as banks battle numerous class-action lawsuits over alleged deceptive practices.
Umpqua, the largest Oregon-based bank and a division of Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corp., inserted the arbitration requirement in a new deposit agreement mailed to customers last week. It takes effect Feb. 15.
The bank will require checking, money-market, CD and savings account holders to resolve disputes through an arbitration service in Portland. It also will waive the customer's right to bring claims as part of a class-action lawsuit or class arbitration.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
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BY KIM MOORE
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
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BY BRIAN LIBBY
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BY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER
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