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City of Ocala, Florida Illegal Fire Service Fee Settlement

The City of Ocala, Florida is settling a class action alleging that a fire service fee charged to utility customers with their utility bills was an illegal tax and not a user fee. The complaint alleged that the fire service fee was a tax because the bundling with water, sewer, and electric charges was coercive  Read more

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Buffalo Wild Wings 99-Cent Takeout Service Fee Class Action

The defendants in this class action are Buffalo Wild Wings International, Inc. and its parent company, Inspire Brands, Inc. The complaint alleges that Buffalo Wild Wings stores displays “deceptive and untruthful menu prices” to customers who are placing takeout orders, because it adds 99 cents to each such order.  Read more

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Pendleton Community Bank Unfair OD Fees, Multiple NSF Fees Class Action

This class action about unfair bank fees makes two allegations against Pendleton Community Bank, Inc.: (1) that it charges overdraft (OD) fees for debit transactions that were authorized with sufficient funds in the account, and (2) that it charges multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees on single items.  Read more

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LinkedIn Subscriptions and Oregon’s Automatic Renewal Law Class Action

More and more companies are seeking to enroll consumers in subscription programs. In this class action, the complaint alleges that LinkedIn Corporation is one of them, enrolling consumers in LinkedIn Premium or LP subscriptions, but it also claims that LinkedIn does not fulfill the requirements of Oregon’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL).  Read more

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RCN Telecom Late Fee Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against RCN Telecom Services, LLC, a number of other RCN Telecom companies Starpower Communications, LLC and Patriot Media Consulting, LLC about late fees the companies charged broadband Internet customers. The complaint alleged that the late fees were charged in a manner that was not consistent with RCN’s terms and  Read more

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Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System Surcharge Settlement

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System (MSRS) is settling two class actions abut a $3 fee or surcharge that was collected for court costs during certain periods. The Fowler lawsuit is about fees collected to resolve a municipal citation; the White lawsuit is about fees collected for a Missouri associate circuit or circuit court.  Read more

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ATM Cash Withdrawal Surcharge Settlement

This is a $67 million partial settlement by defendants JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, NA, and Bank of America Corporation. These companies have agreed to settlements in a larger class action alleging that a number of banks and other entities violated federal antitrust laws by imposing  Read more

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Freedom Mortgage Automatic Inspections Settlement

Freedom Mortgage Corporation has agreed to settle a class action alleging it improperly or unnecessarily charged borrowers fees for property inspections. The complaint alleged it charged the fees for property inspections when mortgages it serviced were delinquent or in default.  Read more

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TB Bank Overdraft Fees for Accounts Not Overdrawn Class Action

Banks claim to charge overdraft (OD) fees when they pay a transaction that can’t be covered by the funds in the account. But the complaint for this class action alleges that TD Bank, NA charges OD fees in some instances to pay transactions when funds had previously been set aside for exactly that purpose.  Read more

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Verizon “Administrative Charge” on “Flat Rate” Plans California Class Action

Cellco Partnership, which does business as Verizon Wireless, and Verizon Communications, Inc. are defendants in this class action about adding charges to its supposedly flat rate monthly plans. The complaint alleges that this is a “bait-and-switch” scheme, where Verizon advertises a fixed monthly rate, and then, “after customers sign up, Verizon actually charges higher monthly  Read more

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