No. 1-03-0267.

793 N.E.2d 886 (2003)

342 Ill. App.3d 109

276 Ill.Dec. 127

Betty HUTCHERSON and Sheila Wilson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. SEARS ROEBUCK & COMPANY, Sears National Bank and Allstate Insurance Company, Defendants-Appellants.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Third Division.

June 30, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Howard J. Roin, James C. Schroeder, and Stephen J. Kane, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Chicago, for Appellants-Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Sears National Bank.

Joel S. Feldman, Bruce Braverman, and David Z. Smith, Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., Chicago, for Appellant-Allstate Insurance Company.

Marvin A. Miller, Dom J. Rizzi, Jennifer Winter Sprengel, and Christopher B. Sanchez, Miller Faucher and Cafferty LLP, Chicago; William P. Butterfield, and Shannon P. Keniry, Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran, Washington, DC; Milton Brown, Jr., Attorney at Law, P.C.; and Steven P. Gregory, Dice & Gregory, L.L.C., Tuscaloosa, AL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Justice WOLFSON delivered the opinion of the court:

This case serves as a reminder that people should read their mail—especially when it comes from their credit card companies. At issue here is the enforceability of an arbitration clause in an amended credit card agreement.

Betty Hutcherson and Sheila Wilson filed a class action against Sears Roebuck & Company (Sears), Sears National Bank (SNB), and Allstate...


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