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Mazie Slater Law Firm Allegedly Takes Double Fees for Legal Work Class Action

This class action brings suit against two lawyers—David Mazie and Adam Slater—and their law firm, Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, alleging that they have overcharged individual clients for legal fees and costs, “in violation of applicable Court Rules and Rules of Professional Conduct. The complaint alleges that the attorneys earned substantial legal fees for  Read more

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Overcharges for Services, Legal Fees, Excessive Fees
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UMB Bank Pressures Debtor to Take Farmers’ Grain Without Payment, Says Class Action

This class action is brought by Mississippi farmers against UMB Bank, NA, alleging that it propped up Express Grain Terminals and pressured it to take farmers’ grain during the fall harvest, so that the farmers were not paid for the grain. The complaint alleges that UMB understood Express Grain’s financial situation and took advantage of  Read more

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Conversion, Constructive Trust, Aiding and Abetting Fraud
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JPMorgan Chase Bank Funds from IOLTA Account Illinois Class Action

Lawyers are not permitted to commingle client funds with their own money. To hold client funds they are administering, they must open Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs), which are heavily regulated. The complaint for this class action alleges that JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA broke the rules by taking by taking money from an attorney’s  Read more

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Conversion, Banking Regulations