Detrimental Reliance Not Required To Get Actual Damages Under FCBA

September 16, 2011

Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 80 U.S.L.W. 302 (Sep. 13, 2011).  Copyright 2011 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

Tonkon Torp attorney Anna Sortun achieved a victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which found that a credit card holder does not have to prove detrimental reliance to recover actual damages from a credit card company for violations of the notification and collection requirements of the Fair Credit Billing Act.