Lawsuit filed against Citibank for raising interest rates on cardholders in good standing

Credit card companies aren’t happy about some changes in federal law that will make it harder for them to screw their customers.  So, they’re screwing customers now by raising interest rates on individuals who make their payments on time.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Rhode Island woman is suing Citibank, claiming the financial giant is trying to squeeze money out of its credit-card customers in advance of changes in federal law due to take place in February 2010.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this week by Providence lawyer Peter N. Wasylyk on behalf of Portsmouth resident Michol K. Murphy states that Citibank has violated the terms of her credit-card agreement by jacking up the annual percentage rate on her account without cause. Wasylyk is asking the court to certify the case as a class-action lawsuit.

Source: Lawyer seeks class action for credit card rates lawsuit - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal

Next time you think trial lawyers don’t do anything beneficial to consumers, remember this lawsuit.