Indiana Auto Dealers Document Fee Settlement

A number of Indiana auto dealers are settling consolidated class actions alleging they improperly charged “automobile document preparation fees” to noncommercial customers for vehicles they bought or leased up to March 31, 2022. The settling defendants are listed on page 6 of the Long-Form Notice at http://www.autodocfeessettlement.com/media/4007735/v4_aod_longnotice_083122_final.pdf.  Read more

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Tech Service Over the Telephone Payment Settlement

The Florida Office of the Attorney General has completed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Banc of America Merchant Services, LLC, with respect to claims against certain tech support companies who charged consumers for computer tech support products or services over the telephone paid for with a credit card. While the Banc does not provide  Read more

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Goya Foods Misclassification of Truck Drivers as Independent Contractors Class Action

This class action brings suit against Goya Foods, Inc. and assorted individuals and unknown parties over the misclassification of certain workers as independent contractors and “us[ing] that improper classification to unlawfully deduct wages from their pay.” The complaint alleges that the deductions made violate the New Jersey Wage Payment Law (NJWPL), the New Jersey Civil  Read more

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Xperience Fitness Membership Fees and Training Agreements Class Action

Vertical Fitness Group, LLC runs gyms in Wisconsin called Xperience Fitness which offer monthly memberships and personal training. At issue in this class action are what the complaint alleges are “fraudulent billing practices,” falling under the provisions of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and Wisconsin state law on Fitness Center and Weight Reduction Center  Read more

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Firmus Management Late Rent Fees Violate Texas Property Code Class Action

Can landlords set penalties for late rent payments at whatever level they think is right? The complaint for this class action says, “Not in Texas,” and compares the charges of Firmus Management and Construction with the provisions for late fees in the Texas Property Code.  Read more

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American Traffic Solutions Commission and Florida Motor Vehicle Code Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) is unjustly enriching itself by charging those who run red lights a surcharge on traffic fines incurred in Florida, because the Florida Motor Vehicle Code prohibits commissions on violations or fees based on the number of violations.   Read more

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Google AdSense Publishers’ Accounts Settlement

Google is putting up $11 million to settle a class action alleging that when it terminated AdSense publishers for alleged breach of contract, it did not return unpaid amounts in their accounts. The complaint claims that withholding these funds breaches the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.    Read more

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Marriott Vacation Club Cruise Fees Settlement

This settles a class action alleging that Marriott did not live up to the promises of its Exchange Program. The complaint alleges that people who booked cruises through International Cruise & Excursion Gallery, Inc. (ICE), Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc., or Marriott Resorts Travel Company, Inc. either were not provided with a cruise for Exchange Points  Read more

Chicago Title Insurance Connecticut Lenders’ Title Insurance Settlement

Chicago Title Insurance Company has agreed to settle a class action alleging that in some residential mortgage transactions, it failed to charge the discounted refinance rate for lenders’ title insurance policies.   Read more

California Archstone Communities Cleaning Fee Settlement

Archstone Communities, LLC, ASN Warner Center, LLC, and Archstone Long Beach, LP have agreed to settle a class action alleging that their affiliated California apartment communities automatically charged tenants for cleaning, painting, carpet cleaning, or carpet replacement when they moved out, regardless of the condition of the apartment. The complaint claims that this is a  Read more