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Lawsuit alleges JPMorgan Chase bilks D.C. jurors with high debit card fees

I am not surprised by this story. JP Morgan Chase purchased Washington Mutual and in late 2008 they cancelled a Platinum Visa account that had a credit line of over $10,000 even though I had never been late making a payment on that account.

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A federal class-action lawsuit alleges that JPMorgan Chase plotted to bilk money from D.C. jurors by forcing them to receive jury service payments on Chase debit cards that come with fees attached.

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by D.C. attorney William Mark Scott, says burdensome debit card fees deprived “those who duly fulfilled their civic duty” of fair compensation.

“Chase has devised a deceptive and unlawful scheme to deprive jurors of their full payments for jury service,” the suit reads. “This is done without an iota of consent from jurors, who are, in fact, further misled by the deceptive materials Chase provides with its debit cards, which falsely advertise that jurors can receive their funds for ‘FREE.’ ”

JPMorgan Chase declined to comment on the suit.

In the District, jurors receive $30 per day if they serve on a jury, plus a $4…

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