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A customer uses an Apple Inc. iPhone to make a payment on a Square Inc. device in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The mobile payment market is anticipated to grow reaching a market value of $4,574 billion by 2023, according to data provided by Allied Market Research (AMR). The growth projections are attributed to an increasing demand for hassle-free purchase of goods and services, as well as an increased preference of consumers toward digital and cashless payments. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg A customer uses an Apple Inc. iPhone to make a payment on a Square Inc. device in San Francisco. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

The California Supreme Court on Monday breathed new life into a bankruptcy lawyer’s proposed class action claiming Square Inc. violates a state civil rights law by barring bankruptcy professionals from using its online service to process payments.

On Monday, the California Supreme Court held that “visiting a website with intent to use its services is, for purposes of standing, equivalent to presenting oneself for services at a brick-and-mortar store” under the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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