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Credit Card Companies Refund Overseas Fees

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Credit Card Companies Refund Overseas Fees

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Credit Card Companies Refund Overseas Fees

Credit Card Companies Refund Overseas Fees

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If you've traveled abroad recently, and you bought something with your credit card, you might have noticed a peculiar item in your mailbox recently. It's the result of a class-action suit that has been settled with credit card companies over foreign transaction fees they charged customers. Now, the companies are required to refund customers some portion of those fees.

Robert Siegel gets the details from Bonny Sweeney, one of the lawyers who brought the case to court. She's a partner in the firm Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman and Robbins.