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  • Civil/Human Rights - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff
    Case Name : John Doe v. Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc.; Connecticut Yankee Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America; The Boy Scouts of America Corporation Case Number : UWY-CV12-5016431-S Verdict Date : 2014-12-12 Outcome Type :  Jury Verdict Court : In the late 1970s, a Boy Scout member named Siegfried Hepp...
  • Do Banks really need to Hold Checks for so Long?
    Jul-7-06 Stephen Johnson knows how long it can take for a bank to set your money free. Last year his mother sold a large amount of stock and deposited a check from Wachovia - a large securities firm - into her Wells Fargo account. She was told the check would take several weeks to clear. Knowing just enough about the banking system to cause some trouble, Johnson e...
  • Class Action Alleging Excessive Bank Overdraft Fees Can Go Ahead
    Oct-13-15 Evansville, IN An excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit originally filed in 2010 is finally scheduled to go to trial later this month in Vanderburgh Circuit Court in the state of Indiana following various delays stemming from Old National Bank’s various efforts to have the lawsuit tossed. Old National Bank is based in Evansville, Indiana. Thre...
  • District of Columbia Sues Elevate Credit, Inc.
    Jun-24-20 Washington, DC On June 5, Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Elevate Credit Inc., alleging that Elevate charged loan interest rates on what are essentially internet payday loans in excess of the District’s usury limits. The interest rates of 149 to 251 percent associated with Elevate’s Rise and...
  • USAA Bank Forces Individual Arbitration of Excessive Overdraft Fee Claims
    Sep-17-19 San Francisco, CA Elizabeth Eiess overdrew her USAA bank account when she tried to pay her Citibank credit card bill of $358.85.The payment was returned, and USAA bank assessed an overdraft charge of $29.00. USAA then charged her twice more – every time Citibank submitted the payment – ultimately for a total of $87.00. In her class action excessive ov...
  • Bank of America Faces Fraud Class Action over Flood Insurance
    Charlotte, NC: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Bank of America for allegedly misrepresenting that flood insurance was required for borrowers' housing cooperative units. Filed by plaintiffs Pamela and Mark Lemmer, the lawsuit alleges that Bank of America force-placed flood insurance coverage on the Lemmers' cooperative...
  • Bank of America Workers Sue for Overtime
    Bank of America Corp workers have filed a lawsuit claiming the company failed to pay overtime and other wages. The suit seeks nationwide class-action status on behalf of employees at Bank of America retail branches and call centers over the past three years. The lawsuit, which was filed June 4, 2010, alleges the bank violated overtime laws in Californi...
  • Credit Unions – A Case of Shutdown Shame?
    Jan-24-19 Washington, DC This is a good news/bad news story. The good news is that many banks and credit unions are offering financial relief to workers affected by the US government shutdown. The bad news is that the relief is designed to be temporary and limited. It also fails to address the widespread problem of excessive checking account overdraft charges that h...
  • California Excessive Bank Overdraft Fee Lawsuit Gets Second Wind
    Jul-29-20 San Diego, CA For months, the law firms that represent banks and other big businesses have worried that the Ninth Circuit’s 2019 decision in Blair v. Rent-A-Center shows plaintiffs how to side-step mandatory arbitration provisions that include class action waivers. Defense counsel’s worst fear is realized in the motion for reconsideration fil...
  • Bank of America Sued Over Unpaid Call Center Overtime
    Nov-2-09 Kansas City, MO Alleged failure to provide overtime pay for required work appears to have landed Bank of America in hot water. Suggesting an affront to overtime rules and overtime labor laws , a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of workers who toiled at Bank of America call centers across the US. Central to the collective action—which means that...
  • Couple Files Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
    Aug-30-12 Scranton, PA Concerns over the potential for excessive bank overdraft fees are exacerbated this time of year with the return of students to school. That means back-to-school shopping and the bills that come with it. With more Americans trying to reign in their credit card debt and using debit cards tied to a checking account to make purchases, there is...
  • Citizens Bank Settles Overdraft Fee Class Action Lawsuit for $137.5M
    Apr-25-12 Coral Gables, FL (Press Release) Citizens Bank has agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit which accused the bank of manipulating its customers’ debit card and ATM transactions in order to generate excess overdraft fee revenues for the bank. The lawsuit, part of multidistrict litigation involving more than 30 different banks entitle...
  • Attorney Aashish Desai: Bank Employees Launch Big IndyMac Attack
    Aug-12-08 Irvine, CA Not only were the customers of the IndyMac Bank burned by its involvement in the sub prime mortgage mess, but the bank's own employees took a scorching as well. Attorney Aashish Desai, from the firm Mower, Carreon & Desai, believes there are thousands of former IndyMac Bank employees across the US who had their savings swept away when the ban...
  • Personal Identity Theft - Identity Theft Lawsuit & Attorney - ID Theft Fraud
    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. No matter how careful you are, highly skilled thieves utilize a number of identity theft scams in attempts to gain access to your private information. If you have been a victim of identity theft, experienced identity theft attorneys can help you by filing a police report and Federal Trade Commission (FTC...
  • Credit Card Rate Hikes: Devious Practices Online
    Oct-20-07 San Antonio, TX "I always pay my bills online and I have never been late with a payment and never over my limit," says Patricia Frank. "All of a sudden, the Bank of America and Chase Bank raised my interest rates from 7.9% to 22%! They need to put this information online if they are going to raise your rates--they are very devious." This is clearly another...
  • Ernst & Young Faces Revived Securities Lawsuit
    Oct-20-11 Newark, NJ Officials in New Jersey have revived their securities fraud lawsuit against Ernst & Young LLP, alleging the company helped Lehman Brothers commit stock fraud by hiding the financial firm's true financial situation. The securities fraud litigation involves allegations that Lehman Brothers presented itself as being more financially secure...
  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Attorneys: Head Teller Sacking Outrageous
    Sep-5-08 Birmingham, AL The way Angela Whitfield and her lawyers see it, she has been robbed twice. Once when a man put a gun to her head at the bank where she worked, and again when the bank denied Whitfield workers' compensation benefits for her physical and mental injuries--then fired her. Attorneys at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton have represented clients in...
  • For Comenity Bank, TCPA Violation Lawsuit Keep Coming
    Jul-7-17 Chicago, IL: A bank that isn’t really a bank in the traditional sense has been hit yet again with Comenity Bank TCPA violations by plaintiffs who assert the bank’s use of robocalling and other, allegedly unlawful methods of contact amounted to undue harassment and flies in the face of regulations governed by the Telephone Consumer Protectio...
  • Excessive Bank Fees: Did We Learn Anything From the $7.8 Million UMB Settlement?
    Aug-22-16 Kansas City, MO: Insomuch as banks and credit unions do whatever they can in order to attract, and keep customers, various practices inherent with the industry have nonetheless proven to frustrate their clientele. Excessive bank overdraft fees are but one example. Little wonder that banking customers file bank overdraft fees lawsuits, having discove...
  • Check Re-presentment Attorney: Consumers May Be Unknowingly Paying Re-presentment Fees
    Mar-24-16 Washington, DC: Consumers who frequently write checks know there are NSF fees charged when there are insufficient funds in their account to cover a transaction. What they may not know is that instead of their check simply being declined, it can be sent to a check re-presentment (also known as check recovery) company for processing, and the company migh...
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