Margulis said that after renting cars from Hertz in the U.K. and Italy in 2013, he noticed that Hertz automatically converted the charges to U.S. dollars. - Photo via Depositphotos.

Margulis said that after renting cars from Hertz in the U.K. and Italy in 2013, he noticed that Hertz automatically converted the charges to U.S. dollars.

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Lawyers for Hertz have requested a federal court in New Jersey to throw out a proposed class action lawsuit that accuses the car rental company of secretly charging foreign customers currency conversion fees, according to Law360.

Hertz argued that the state's consumer fraud laws only pertain to U.S. rentals.

The case, Daniel Margulis v. The Hertz Corp., stems from a complaint made in 2014. Margulis said that after renting cars from Hertz in the U.K. and Italy in 2013, he noticed that Hertz automatically converted the charges to U.S. dollars. He alleged the the exchange rate was about 4.5% than the exchange rate between the U.S. and European countries, amounting to a 4.5% fee collected by Hertz.

Previously, a U.S. district judge denied Hertz request to dismiss the case.

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