The Supreme Court has granted review to again address preemption, this time in the timely area of consumer protection and banking. In Parks v. MBNA American Bank, the Court of Appeal reversed a judgment on the pleadings, finding that Civil Code § 1748.9, a state consumer protection law which mandates specific notice requirements regarding the use of preprinted checks (aka convenience checks) as an advance on credit card accounts, was not preempted by the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. § 21 et seq.) on its face. For more details about Parks, see the B & P 17200/Class Actions/Commercial update page.