A class-action lawsuit filed against a furniture company represented by Ballard Spahr partner Burt Rublin was dismissed by a federal court. The suit was filed by Buffalo, N.Y., residents who accused the company of failing to tell customers that paying for furniture with cash would cost less than using a no-interest credit card. The judge dismissed the suit, ruling that the federal Truth in Lending Act is geared toward lenders and the furniture company is not a creditor.