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  • BP ERISA Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Pension Losses
    Jul-21-10 Chicago, IL Even though BP Oil appears to have sufficiently capped the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the larger crisis is far from over. Individuals who work for the oil company and partake in BP employee benefits but share no direct responsibility for the decisions that led to the oil spill face a financial crisis that will extend far beyond...
  • FINRA Orders Millions in Stockbroker Arbitration Rulings
    Jun-5-15 Washington, DC Two recent FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) stockbroker arbitration rulings have seen FINRA panels award millions of dollars to investors who complained about stockbroker fraud or unsuitable investments. One of the stockbroker arbitration complaints was decided against UBS, while the other was decided against Goldman Sachs...
  • Credit Union of New Jersey Hit with Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
    Apr-6-21 Camden, NJ  Laronda Hickmond filed a bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Credit Union of New Jersey in New Jersey District Court on March 17. Hickmond v. Credit Union of New Jersey alleges that the credit union repeatedly charged Ms. Hickmond $30 overdraft fees even though, according to the monthly account statements prepared by the credit union,...
  • $6M Settlement Reached in BoFA Meal Breaks Class Action Lawsuit
    Santa Clara, CA: A $6 million deal has been struck between Bank of America (BoFA) and 7000 plaintiffs in a California overtime and labor laws class action lawsuit. If approved, the settlement will end allegations that the BoFA failed to provide one hour of meal break premium pay on days when plaintiffs couldn’t start their lunch breaks befor...
  • Following Suit: Overdraft Fees Lawsuit Update
    Jun-3-14 Overdraft fees lawsuits allege that banks and financial institutions charge excessive overdraft fees to consumers and further that the banks reorder credits and debits to push customers into their overdraft, increasing the fees they can charge. In March 2014, Synovus Financial Corp. agreed to pay $24 million to settle lawsuits alleging the company charg...
  • Pennsylvania Couple Had Their Fill of Force-Placed Insurance
    Jan-4-14 Wilkes-Barre, PA When a prominent bank forced its ill-timed and allegedly inappropriate influence on a Pennsylvania couple, costing them extra lenders insurance premiums that the bank refused to refund, the affected residents promptly filed a Force-placed insurance lawsuit . According to Business Wire (11/14/13), the plaintiffs secured a home equit...
  • Goldman Sachs Reaches $56.5M Settlement in ISDAfix Antitrust Suit
    Santa Clara, CA: A $56.5 million agreement has been reached potentially enabling Goldman Sachs to exit an antitrust class action in which it is accused of participating in price-fixing the ISDAfix benchmark rate, along with several other banks. The rate is used to set terms for interest rate derivative products. The total settlement amount agreed...
  • Force-Placed Insurance Attorney Weighs In
    Jun-21-13 Washington, DC Forced-place insurance lawyer Lorenzo Cellini, with Tycko & Zavareei LLP, is currently investigating force-placed insurance claims. If you are a homeowner, read on - this bad faith insurance practice could affect you. Force-placed insurance targets all homeowners because all homeowners are required to carry property insurance. Mr. Cel...
  • Overtime Pay Class Action Settled For Over $2 Million
    Oct-12-12 Chico, CA A class action lawsuit filed against Tri Counties Bank (the Bank) alleging violations to overtime pay laws in California has been settled at a sum ranging from $2,039,500 to $2,500,000 pending court approval and a determination as to the final number of class participants. According to a Business Wire press release published in the New...
  • Overdraft Fees Lawsuits Ongoing
    Jun-24-15 New York, NY Although some banks and financial institutions have settled their overdraft fees lawsuits , more overdraft lawsuits have been filed by consumers alleging banks deceptively reorder transactions to maximize profits. Banks have defended the practice, saying it isn’t illegal. Despite that, some excessive overdraft fees lawsuits have been se...
  • Capital One Robocall Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Lawsuits have been filed against Capital One Financial and Capital One Bank, alleging that Capital One violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automated telephone dialing system to "robocall" consumers in an attempt to collect on a credit card debt. Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaint...
  • Credit One TCPA Violations Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Credit One Bank , a subsidiary of Credit One Financial , is facing several TCPA lawsuits and TCPA class action lawsuits over alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations as well as violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act . Many TCPA robocalls lawsuits and TCPA violations can result in multi-million dollar class action se...
  • Biden Administration and U.S. Solicitor General side with Airline Employee Rest and Meal breaks
    Jun-6-22 Santa Clara, CA The Ninth Circuit decision ordering Virgin America to follow  California’s meal and rest break law stands, and it’s backed by the Biden Administration. The U.S. solicitor general told the U.S. Supreme Court that federal regulations don't preempt the Golden State’s law. For the past several months Virgin Americ...
  • $31M Settlement Approved in BofA Force-Placed Insurance Class Actions
    Los Angeles, CA: Final approval has been granted for a $31 million settlement of seven proposed force-placed insurance class actions alleging Bank of America NA (BofA) illegally forced homeowners to buy excessive amounts of flood insurance. Approved by a federal judge in Oregon, the settlement will see BofA pay $31 million into a settlement fund...
  • Law Firm Tycko & Zavareei Investigating Banks for Improper Overdraft Fees
    Aug-9-10 Boston, MA If you thought you were safe from excessive bank overdraft fees and fee-increasing tactics because you keep your money with a regional bank, you might be in for a surprise. According to at least one law firm, smaller banks are also being investigated for improperly charging excessive overdraft fees. Jeffrey Kaliel, of the law firm Tycko &...
  • Student's Savings Account Hammered by Excessive Bank Fees
    Jul-25-10 Albany, NY A college student from Loudonville was recently dismayed to find that she owed bank overdraft fees on a small savings account she had maintained as a child. A recent story from the Advocate, reprinted on 7/18/10 in the Times-Union of Albany, reports that Devon Donovan was a young teenager when she and her mother opened a small savings acc...
  • Force-Placed Insurance and Bank Lawsuit
    anks, lenders and loan service providers face force-placed insurance lawsuits alleging their force-placed insurance pushes already financially-burdened home owners into greater financial crisis, putting them at risk of foreclosure. Furthermore, allegations have been made that force-placed home insurance is much more costly than traditional home insuran...
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Announce Recall of 800,000 AC Adaptors Sold with Slim Version PlayStation® 2 Systems
    On September 13, 2005 Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., of Foster City, California announced a voluntary recall of about 843,000 AC Adaptors sold with slim version PlayStation® 2 Systems. The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt posing the risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers. Sony Computer Entertainment America states...
  • New Fees Replace Excessive Bank Overdraft Fees
    Jul-2-10 New York, NY Although regulators have pushed through legislation to protect consumers from excessive bank overdraft fees , this has not stopped banks from attempting to recover profits through other fees. Meanwhile, smaller banks may also be under fire for excessive bank fees. One of the first new fees to be brought in, according to the Wall Street...
  • $600M Countrywide Securities Settlement Approved
    Los Angeles, CA: A federal judge has approved a $601.5 million settlement of a class-action suit against Countrywide Financial Corp. The settlement is reportedly one of the largest class-action settlements stemming from the subprime mortgage crisis. Filed in 2007, the suit alleged that Countrywide, now part of Bank of America Corp., misled investor...
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