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UPS Store Notary Services Unlawful Excessive Fees Illinois Class Action

The UPS Store, Inc. (TUPSS) franchises stores that must stick to its business models, and to its rules and requirements while transacting business. The complaint for this class action alleges, however, that at least one thing required of the franchise stores is against the law: the dollar amount charged for notary services.  Read more

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Deerfield Crossing Apartments Eviction Letters and Fees Settlement

RAM Partners, LLC and Tralee Affordable Panther, LLC, which does business as Deerfield Crossing Apartments, have chosen to settle a class action alleging that they unlawfully charged and threatened to charged certain fees to tenants when they filed summary eviction actions against them. The fees included complaint filing fees, sheriff service fees, and attorneys’ fees.  Read more

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Credit One No Live Representative for Express Payments NY and FL Class Action

When consumers don’t make a lot of money, they must sometimes pay bills at the last minute. The complaint for this class action alleges that Credit One Bank, NA charges extra for “expedited” payments, but does not obey the requirements for charging such fees set forth in Regulation Z of the Truth in Lending Act  Read more

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Carolina Beach Water Facility Fee Settlement

The Town of Carolina Beach has agreed to settle a class action alleging that certain facility fees it collected violated North Carolina law. The plaintiffs argued that the town should not have collected mandatory “facility fees” from parties who wanted a new or upsized connection to the water or wastewater systems.  Read more

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City of Asheville, North Carolina Development Fee Settlement

The City of Asheville, North Carolina is paying $1.85 million to resolve a class action alleging that it improperly collected water development fees. According to the complaint, it imposed the fees as a condition of building new buildings in the city’s planning jurisdiction for future water development.  Read more

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LoanCare Mortgage Online or Phone Payment Fees Florida Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that mortgage servicer LoanCare, LLC charges mortgage holders an additional fee when they pay their monthly mortgage bill online or over the telephone. The complaint claims that these fees are not legal for more than one reason.  Read more

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PennyMac Mortgage Payment Processing Fees Florida Class Action

Most mortgage holders pay their mortgages once a month. Sometimes, they prefer to pay online or by telephone, to avoid the uncertainties of mail delivery. The complaint for this class action alleges that PennyMac Loan Services, LLC charges its mortgage holders an improper processing fee when they pay by either of these methods, something it  Read more

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FNMA Inaccurate Mortgage Payoff Statements Reg Z Class Action

What happens if you don’t make your mortgage payments? The mortgage loan becomes accelerated, or due in full. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) improperly imposes late charges when mortgage payments are not made after acceleration, even when the mortgage agreements don’t allow for that.  Read more

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M&T Bank Pay-to-Pay Fees for Paying Mortgage by Telephone Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that M&T Bank charges mortgage borrowers illegal Pay-to-Pay fees when they make payments over the telephone. The complaint claims that these fees are illegal, both under federal and state laws. At issue are the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices  Read more

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Mitchell L. Morgan Management Attorneys’ Fee Settlement

A million and a half dollars is the price of a settlement for Mitchell L. Morgan Management, Inc. to settle a class action about a $400 attorneys’ fee set in tenant leases. The complaint alleged that the fee had no relationship to the actual fees involved in an eviction proceeding, and that it therefore violated  Read more