November 20, 2018 / 11:11 PM / 4 months ago

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Wells Fargo’s ‘hidden fees’ program

A federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class action by a Texas jewelry company accusing Wells Fargo & Co of encouraging thousands of retailers nationwide to charge hidden fees to customers using a finance program created by the bank.

In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland said claims by Texas-based J Edwards Jewelry Distributing that Wells Fargo violated California’s unfair competition law cannot proceed because there was no evidence that any wrongful conduct occurred in California.

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