On March 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit reversed a district court’s decision that had granted a national bank’s motion to compel arbitration of a putative class action. In 2014, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit alleging the bank’s debt collection practices violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), after the bank called the plaintiff’s phone number seeking payment on her mother’s overdue card payments. The three-judge panel held that the district court erred in ruling that the plaintiff—who made a one-time purchase with her mother’s credit card when she was a minor—became an authorized user under the account and was bound by her mother’s credit card agreement, including the arbitration provision, regardless of whether she received a direct benefit from the cardholder agreement. The panel opined that, “an individual does not become an [a]uthorized [u]ser simply by using the credit card to complete the cardholder’s transaction.” Specifically, a provision to add authorized users to an existing account “clearly foresees an [a]uthorized [u]ser as playing a far more durable role in the account,” and in fact, the panel noted, the plaintiff’s mother did not follow the required steps to add an authorized user to the account. Furthermore, the plaintiff did not have the legal capacity to enter into a contractual relationship with the bank, and therefore, could not be bound by the agreement. The 7th Circuit remanded the case back to the district court for review.