Bank of America Force-Placed Unneeded Flood Insurance Class Action

When a lender provides a mortgage for a property, it has a right to insist that the borrowers maintain adequate insurance to protect its investment. The complaint for this class action alleges that Bank of America, NA (BoA), however, forces borrowers to take flood insurance that they do not need, and that the premiums of  Read more

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Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Settlement

Four defendants—Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Wells Fargo & Co, National General Holdings Corp., and National General Insurance Company—have decided to pay a little less than $400 million to settle a class action about their auto loans. The complaint alleged that the lenders unlawfully placed collateral protection insurance (CPI) policies on some auto loan accounts, and  Read more

Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing LPI Settlement

New Penn Financial, LLC, which does business as Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, has elected to settle a class action on the subject of LPI. LPI, or lender-placed insurance, is hazard, flood, or wind insurance placed on a borrower’s property to protect the value of the property when the borrower’s own policy lapses or when the borrower  Read more

Specialized Loan Servicing Lender-Placed Insurance Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action concerning lender-placed insurance (LPI) placed on mortgaged homes by Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC (SLS). LPI is placed on a mortgaged property when the borrower’s insurance lapses or if the lender believes that the borrower’s insurance in inadequate. With LPI, the borrower pays the loan servicer for the premiums and  Read more

Caliber Home Loans Lender-Placed Insurance Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action concerning lender-placed insurance (LPI) placed on mortgaged homes by Caliber Home Loans, Inc. LPI is placed on a mortgaged property when the borrower’s insurance lapses or if the lender believes that the borrower’s insurance in inadequate. With LPI, the borrower pays Caliber for the premiums and Caliber remits the  Read more

RoundPoint Mortgage Lender-Placed Insurance Settlement

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation has agreed to refund money to borrowers to settle a class action about lender-placed insurance (LPI, also known as force-placed insurance). Mortgage lenders require that homeowners have an LPI policy when the homeowners’ insurance lapses or when the homeowners’ policy is not considered acceptable to the lender. The lender places the  Read more

Centennial Force-Placed Flood and Hazard Insurance Class Action

Plaintiff Simeon Penton bought a condominium in Florida, which he financed with a mortgage eventually assigned to Centennial Bank. The complaint for this class action claims that Centennial wrongly decided that he did not have enough flood or hazard insurance and force-placed insurance on the property, first through Overby-Seawell Company (OSC) and later through Great  Read more

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Selene Financial Force-Placed Insurance Settlement

Selene Finance has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it charged excessive rates for force-placed insurance and placed it in a manner that enabled it to received kickbacks from the insurer. Force-placed insurance, or lender-placed insurance, is insurance placed on a property that is mortgaged or that carries a home equity line of  Read more

Avatel Technologies Force-Placed Insurance on Leased Equipment Class Action

Force-place insurance, also known as lender-placed insurance (LPI), is often found in connection with mortgages, when the borrower fails to maintain an adequate policy and the lender force-places one to protect against property losses. In this case, the insurance was placed on voice, data, or video equipment leased through financing, but the allegations the complaint  Read more

Carrington Mortgage Services Force-Placed Insurance Settlement

Carrington Mortgage Services has agreed to settle a class action alleging that whenever the company required a borrower to have LPI (lender-placed insurance, also known as force-placed insurance) it received kickbacks or unauthorized benefits that raised the cost of the insurance.  The case concerns LPI issued by American Modern Insurance Group, Inc., American Modern Home  Read more