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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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CFCU Overdraft and Overdraft Transfer Fees Class Action

This class action protests two things: First, the complaint claims that CFCU Community Credit Union assesses overdraft (OD) fees on accounts that are not actually overdrawn. Second, it claims that it assesses overdraft transfer (ODT) fees on transfers made to avoid overdrafts, even when they do not actually avoid the overdraft, so that accountholders end  Read more

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PHH Mortgage Charges Added to Payoff Amount Class Action

When a person gets a large bill, they often do not question the individual smaller charges on it. The complaint for this class action alleges that PHH Mortgage Corporation slips in improper extra charges on mortgage payoff documents, which may include a Lien Release Fee and/or a Bank Wire Fee. It brings suit under the  Read more

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Marriott, Kyo-ya Hotels Payment for Rooms During Strike Settlement

Marriott International and Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts are spending more than $1.8 million to settle a class action alleging that guests were not warned of a strike during the times they’d booked, when services or amenities were disrupted. The complaint alleged that the hotels violated Hawaii low by charging unfair or deceptive amounts for rooms  Read more

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Costco Interstate Batteries “Free Replacement” Charges Class Action

If a company offers you a “free replacement” warranty on an item, most people expect to receive the replacement item for free. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Costco Wholesale Corporation, alleging that its “Free Replacement” warranty on the Interstate batteries it sells is deceptive because customers must pay the difference in  Read more

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Sprint Smartphone Flex Lease Program Unfair Terms Class Action

Smartphones are expensive, and some customers opt to have a lease plan with their carrier. But does the lease eventually turn into ownership? The complaint for this class action alleges that Sprint Corporation’s Flex Lease Agreement program continues to charge customers monthly fees long after they have paid the full price of their phones, does  Read more

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Jackson National Variable Annuity Withdrawal Charges Settlement

Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York are settling a class action for $8.75 million. The complaint claimed the companies required customers to pay an improper withdrawal or recapture charges if they made early withdrawals from their variable annuities. According to the plaintiffs, this was improper because they  Read more

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