Ambit Energy Holdings New York State Settlement

Ambit Energy Holdings has agreed to pay up to almost $30 million to resolve a settlement alleging that it (1) rolled customers over from a Guaranteed Savings Plan to a Select Variable Plan without authorization, and (2) did not provide the full savings guaranteed under the Guaranteed Savings Plan. Ambit will pay up to $26.5  Read more

PNC Bank Unlawful Inspection Charges for Homes in Default Class Action

When Plaintiff Jacqueline Pfendler got behind on her mortgage, she stayed in communication with PNC Bank, the servicer, the complaint for this class action alleges. However, the bank scheduled a drive-by inspection, the complaint says, and required her to pay for it. Then, despite her payment, the complaint says, less than a month later they  Read more

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Sysco Fuel Surcharge Settlement

Sysco is spending more than $6 million to settle three combined lawsuits, from Georgia, Florida, and California, alleging that it and some of its affiliates unfairly charged customers fuel surcharges. The lawsuits alleged that the surcharges were not truly based on the price of fuel and that they violated the terms of the contracts that  Read more

Lincoln National Life Insurance Undercharging Scheme Class Action

Plaintiff Robert M. Randolph bought a universal life insurance policy which is held in a trust for the benefit of his wife, Stephanie W. Randolph. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Lincoln has committed unfair and unlawful acts, including billing for incorrect premiums, collecting “premium load charges,” using deceptive illustrations, charging unlawful  Read more

Capital One Illegal “Convenience Fee” Maryland CLEC Class Action

Under the Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions (CLEC), creditors are not allowed to collect fees, charges, or interest not specifically provided for in CLEC. According to the complaint for this class action, that means that the convenience fees charged to plaintiff Ella Brown when she paid her car loan over the telephone, with  Read more

Jackson National Life Insurance Breach of Policy Contract Class Action

Plaintiff Roy Smithson bought an insurance policy that had an investment or savings component that the complaint for this class action refers to as its Accumulation Value. Each month, the complaint claims, the Accumulation Value for the policy is intended to change and grow, according to certain formulas. But according to the complaint, Smithson’s insurance  Read more

Waste Industries Surcharges Settlement

Waste Industries is making available a net settlement fund of nearly $5 million to resolve two combined class actions alleging that it charged fuel surcharges, energy recovery fees, and environmental fees, which were excessive and unlawful, which breached customer contracts, and which violated state laws in North Carolina and Georgia.   Read more

Tiger Natural Gas Breach of Contract and Deceptive Marketing Class Action

When plaintiff Emily Fishman received a call offering her a new and purportedly cheaper gas program, it must have sounded like a good deal. According to the complaint, the representative claimed that a rate hike of 18.8% had already begun with her current supplier, PG&E, and that PG&E had also been granted another of 33%  Read more

Hertz Parking Ticket Fee Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action suit claiming that Hertz car rental company violated its rental agreements when it charged an administrative fee to customers who received parking tickets and paid the tickets on or before the due date.   Read more

WCA Improper Fees Class Action Settlement

This is a settlement of a class action against WCA Waste Corporation (and its subsidiaries), which provides solid waste disposal services under agreements with its customers. The complaint alleges that WCA made excessive charges to customers, in the form of “fuel surcharges” or “energy recovery fees” and “environmental fees”, and that these charges breached the  Read more