The consumer association Codacons sued before the Tribunale di Torino the bank San Paolo IMI s.p.a.
The association acted to obtain an injunction under the Law no. 281 of 30 July 1998 and, particularly, to obtain a declaration about the unlawful behaviour of the bank and then the reimbursement of the consumers.
Accordingly to the plaintiff, the bank has violated the consumers’ rights by calculating “interests over interests” to the detriment of the clients.
The Tribunale di Torino rejected the claim of Codacons because, as to the judge’s interpretation of such Law, the subject of the demand does not fall within the scope of the Law no.281 of 30 July 1998.
The Court of Appeal confirmed the arguments of the Tribunale di Torino in the judgment herewith reported.