Judge Faults 'Robo-Testifying' in Consumer Credit Case

, New York Law Journal


A state judge has thrown out a credit card company's breach of contract action against a cardholder, saying it failed to show the existence of a contract offer and faulting the testimony of an American Express employee who has testified in previous cases regarding unpaid credit cards.

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  • Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project

    Judge Dear is taking what should not be such a large leap for our courts; that if a plaintiff seeks the assistance of the government in collecting on a purported debt, that the law in this jurisdiction be followed. I understand that our judiciary is overwhelmed and understaffed but for the integrity of our legal system we must require debt collectors to follow the law if they expect our courts to facilitate that process.

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