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Jail debit card scheme will not be arbitrated

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit found there was no valid contract between formerly jailed citizens and the debit card companies that issue preloaded cards to the former arrestees, then charge monthly fees and service charges for the cards that they never agreed to put money on. As a result, the companies’ attempt for arbitration is denied.

Read the ruling here.

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