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  • Big Banks Don’t appear to be Getting the Message over Excessive Banking Fees
    Mar-19-18 Manhattan, NY: When the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals returned an excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit to the originating lower US District Court for the District of Manhattan for further proceedings – thus reviving the proposed class action lawsuit – the defendant in the case was told its overdraft fee rules were ambiguous, amongst othe...
  • Bank of America to Pay $32 Million to Resolve Debt Collector Harassment Claims
    Oct-27-13 New York, NY When it comes to debt collector harassment , it’s not just third-party companies charged with collecting debts who are accused of breaking the law. Bank of America has reportedly just agreed to pay $32 million to settle claims of bill collector harassment on the part of the bank. The debt collector lawsuit was filed after customers co...
  • Disgruntled Connecticut Account Holder Sues People’s United Bank over Fees
    Sep-3-17 Bridgeport, CT: An overdraft fees class action lawsuit appears to be breaking new ground, and creating even bigger waves in the pool of complaints over excessive bank fees; namely, re-ordering transactions in such a way as to force an account into overdraft, thereby affording the offending bank the opportunity to pocket additional fees. To that end,...
  • Bank Allegedly Robocalls Man More Than 125 Times to Collect a Debt
    May-31-17 Orlando, FL: A Florida man is suing Credit One Bank , claiming that the bank "robocalled" him more than 125 times in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act . Ronnie Selby on April 10, 2017 filed a lawsuit Selby v. Credit One Bank NA , Case No. 6:17-cv-642, US District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Credi...
  • Wells Fargo’s Pursuit of Arbitration a Waste of Resources: Plaintiffs
    Apr-24-17 Atlanta, GA: A long-running class action lawsuit alleging banking giant Wells Fargo charged their clients and consumers excessive overdraft fees is attempting to move forward amidst a petition by the plaintiffs that Wells Fargo is not in any position to seek arbitration, as the defendant has tarried too long for arbitration to be appropriate. Wells...
  • Are Continuous Overdraft Fees Like Illegal Payday Loans?
    Nov-25-17 Honolulu, HI: Many consumer lawsuits over excessive overdraft fees focus on banks’ practice of reordering withdrawals to maximize what they can charge. The argument advanced by Linda Robinson in Robinson v. First Hawaiian Bank is different and relies on state usury laws. This opens new possibilities in the battle between consumers and banks...
  • Court Affirms Overdraft Fees Class Action
    Aug-5-15 Evansville, IN The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's decision granting class-action status to an excessive overdraft fees lawsuit . The Indiana Court’s decision means the trial for the excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Old National Bank is still scheduled to start October 27. The lawsuit was filed, according to Eva...
  • Banks Accused of Aiding and Abetting Predatory Internet Payday Loans
    Feb-18-14 Four Oaks, NC Victims of Internet payday loan proprietors and the predatory interest rates they charge have a friend in the US Justice Department. As various states have taken matters into their own hands and launched Internet payday loan lawsuits against Internet lenders, the feds have launched their own initative. Dubbed “Operation Choke Point,...
  • Investors Lose Money to Swindlers
    Jan-30-09 New York, NY In this time of massive stock market losses, investors are left wondering if anything could have been done to protect their money and minimize their losses. In some cases, the stock losses are due to the unethical actions of financial advisors or brokers, who either recommended unsuitable investments, ignored warning signs about fraudulent i...
  • American State Bank agrees to pay $225,000 settlement in hiring discrimination lawsuit.
    Lubbock, TX: (May-24-08) The Department of Labor brought a lawsuit against the American State Bank, alleging that it engaged in hiring discrimination against minority applicants during a specific two year period. The suit was filed after the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), investigated the bank's hiring practices that revealed the...
  • People's United Bank Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Santa Clara, CA: In 2017, an excessive overdraft fees class action lawsuit was filed against People's United Bank (Case 3:17-cv-00304, Terriann Walker v. People's United Bank, US District Court for the District of Connecticut), over allegations it systematically assesses overdraft fees on transactions when there is enough money in the checkin...
  • Bank of Hawaii Excessive Overdraft Fees
    Santa Clara, CA: In 2016, Bank of Hawaii was accused of unfairly assessing overdraft fees in an excessive overdraft fees class action lawsuit. The complaint, Smith v. Bank of Hawaii , Case No. 1:16-cv-00513, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, alleged that the Bank of Hawaii charged overdraft fees on accounts that had enough...
  • Earnin Agrees to PayBack
    Aug-30-20 Santa Clara, CA A proposed settlement by Earnin, an app-based pay advance service, would theoretically pay up to $12.5 million to consumers who claim they were misled by Earnin and were charged bank fees they weren’t aware of before signing on with the service. Earnin Lawsuits Unfortunately, Earnin users can wind up incurring hefty bank charg...
  • BOK Financial Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    OK Financial (BOKF) and other financial institutions face allegations that they use deceptive practices in charging customers overdraft fees. Overdraft fees lawsuits filed against BOK Financial allege the company reordered financial transactions to maximize profits from overdraft fees. BOK Financial, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a top-25 US-based bank w...
  • Wells Fargo Ordered to Repay $200 Million in Excessive Bank Fees
    Aug-24-10 Loveland, CO A landmark decision in California paints a revealing picture of excessive bank overdraft fees and just what some major banks are up to in an alleged effort to keep the cash flow from unsuspecting consumers. At issue is the common practice of altering the order of debits as they come into a bank, allowing the bank to pay (on behalf of t...
  • Target Red Card Lawsuit Poised to Settle for $8.2 Million
    Jan-6-20 San Diego, CA On December 2, the Southern District of California granted preliminary approval to the settlement of a class action lawsuit that shone a light on the real cost of Target’s Red Card purchases for thousands of Target shoppers since 2012. The store-branded payment card permitted Target to charge Returned Payment Fees (RPFs) of $20 to $40 i...
  • Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Class Action Status for Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
    Jun-7-19 Atlanta, GA In 2010, Jeff Bickerstaff Jr. filed a class action excessive overdraft fee lawsuit against SunTrust Bank, claiming that the $36 overdraft fees he paid when he overdrew his checking account violated Georgia state laws limiting interest charges. The Complaint claims that the fees amount to interest rates as high as 1,000 percent. Much has ha...
  • National City Bank Investigated for Possible ERISA Breach
    Feb-12-08 Cleveland, OH The bank credited with writing the very first mortgage in America has also joined the ranks of those suffering huge losses thanks to the nation's credit crisis. In so doing, National City Bank may have breached its fiduciary duties surrounding prudent management of National City 401(k) retirement Plans. According to provisions contained...
  • $3M Settlement Reached in Bank of America Bad Faith Insurance Class Action Lawsuit
    Santa Clara, CA: A $3 million settlement has received preliminary judicial approval, potentially ending a bad faith insurance class action lawsuit pending against Bank of America (BofA). The lawsuit, brought in April 2013, alleges that BoFA withheld monies due on insurance claims. The suit named BofA and its predecessor, BAC Home Loans Servicing LP,...
  • Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuit Settlement Approved at $31 Million
    Nov-6-14 Portland, OR While there is little doubt that Lender insurance will always be a potential player of the mortgagee-lender relationship, the concept of Force-Place Insurance as an incentive to acquire commissions v. the need to protect property and investment appears to be alive and well, with one defendant in a recent case agreeing as part of a settleme...
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