DALLAS - A class action filed on behalf of customers against Bank One Corp.'s First USA credit card unit was dismissed Monday by a federal judge here.

The suit accused the Wilmington, Del., issuer of wrongfully charging late fees ranging from $25 to $35 and taking too long to post credit card payments. After late fees mounted, the lawsuit contended, First USA raised interest rates on those credit cards.

Richard Freese, a Birmingham, Ala., attorney representing customers in the suit, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. A Bank One Corp. spokesman said the company does not comment on litigation. First USA faces similar lawsuits in Washington and Oregon.

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