Investigation of Bank of America Interest on New York State Mortgage Escrow Accounts

Do you own a home in New York State? Do you pay a portion of your property taxes or insurance when you pay your mortgage each month? If so, you may be entitled to earn interest on those funds. We have seen signs that Bank of America is not complying with this consumer-oriented law, and  Read more

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Citibank Airline Miles Taxable Value Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action in which the plaintiffs claimed that Citibank did not properly disclose to customers that it would report the value of promotional American Airline miles awarded to them to the IRS as taxable income by issuing IRS Form 1099s. The complaint contends that the miles are not income, that they  Read more

Fraudulent Purchase of Structured Settlement Annuities RICO Class Action

Structured Settlement Annuities (SSAs) are often used to settle personal injury or medical malpractice cases where large sums will be needed to pay for long-term treatment or care of an injured person. SSAs help persons who may be impaired or not financially savvy by providing steady or periodic income streams over long periods of time.  Read more

TitleMax of New Mexico Unfair Title Lending Practices Class Action

High interest rates on payday or title loans are sometimes justified by the claim that such loans are made only for short terms. But TitleMax of New Mexico, the complaint alleges, charged plaintiff Jesse Romero high interest rates on a loan that was to amortize over twenty-four monthly payments, so that he would pay $4,056.09  Read more

Plain Green “Tribal” Lending Company Usury Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Plain Green and Great Plains Lending tried to use Native American tribes as a front for their lending activities in order to evade Virginia’s lending laws. Although Plain Green claimed to be owned by the Chippewa Cree tribe and Great Plains claimed to be owned by the  Read more

Kraken Liquidated Ether Virtual Currency Class Action

Ether is a virtual currency that may be traded for normal currencies via online exchanges such as Kraken, the defendant in this case. This class action alleges that a systems problem occurred at Kraken, leading to it locking customers out of their accounts and liquidating the Ether holdings in margin accounts. Had Kraken’s systems been  Read more

NCR ERISA Denial of Retirement Benefits Class Action

The complaint alleges NCR made changes in the plan over time concerning the definition of credited service and the requirements for vesting in the plan. The complaint also alleges that NCR attempted to find other ways to remove its obligations to employees and retirees.  Read more

FTC NetSpend Prepaid Debit Card Settlement

Thanks to a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, NetSpend has agreed to provide refunds and settle a case related to NetSpend’s prepaid debit cards.  The plaintiff alleged that NetSpend advertised immediate access to funds, guaranteed approval, and always-available funds, among other benefits, that they did not or could not provide.  Many low-income people  Read more

Cryptsy Cryptocurrency Access Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the Cryptsy acted unlawfully by denying users the ability to withdraw or use the funds in their accounts and by stealing the digital currency held in the Cryptsy customer accounts for their own use. Cryptsy operated an online business for general consumers and the public to exchange, invest, and  Read more

Pennsylvania Property Tax Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that estates of Pennsylvania decedents were improperly denied real estate tax rebates under the Senior Citizens Property Tax and Rent Rebate Assistance Act.  Read more