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August 25, 2014
Judge David Hurd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York has granted final approval of a nationwide class action settlement in a pair of consolidated federal cases, Casey v. Citigroup, Inc., No. 12-cv-820 (N.D.N.Y.) and Coonan v. Citibank, N.A., No. 13-cv-353 (N.D.N.Y.), involving force-placed insurance. The law firms appointed to represent the plaintiffs and the classes, Berger & Montague, P.C. and Nichols Kaster, PLLP, are pleased that the court approved all aspects of the settlement, which makes settlement funds available to over 400,000 borrowers. Specifically, Citibank and the other defendants have made more than $115 million in settlement funds and escrow credits available to class members who submit a valid claim form by the January 21, 2015 deadline.
July 24, 2014
North American Pipeline Inspection LLC was hit with a putative class-action lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court accusing it of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws by failing to pay its inspectors overtime wages.
July 24, 2014
Fluidmaster Inc.'s "NO-BURST" pipes don't live up to their
name because of a design defect that causes the stainless
steel-braided water supply lines to corrode and explode, according
to a putative class action filed Thursday in Pennsylvania federal...
July 23, 2014
Berger & Montague has been appointed interim co-lead class counsel (along with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP) to represent a proposed class of traders of gold-based derivatives contracts, physical gold, and gold-based securities that were priced based on the London Gold Fix.
July 16, 2014
The Legal 500 named Berger
& Montague a top plaintiffs' class action firm in antitrust
litigation. Additionally the firm recognized the firm's President
Laddie Montague, Jr. and Managing Shareholder Eric Cramer as
"Leading Lawyers" in the area. ...
June 27, 2014
Second Circuit Denies Golman Sachs' Petition to Immediately Appeal Class Certification in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Involving Goldman Sachs-led Hudson CDOs
April 21, 2014
Bank of America NA has agreed to pay $31 million to settle a putative class action alleging the bank illegally forced homeowners to buy excessive amounts of flood insurance, according to a Monday ruling in Oregon federal court.
March 28, 2014
A New York federal judge on Thursday refused to
absolve HSBC Bank USA NA of taking kickbacks in return
for forcing excessive Assurant Inc. flood insurance on
mortgagors, finding that standard lending contracts do not
unambiguously afford the bank the...
March 14, 2014
A Miami woman alleges in a lawsuit seeking class action
status that JPMorgan Chase (JPM) committed widespread abuses in its
efforts to collect credit card debt.
It charges that the New York megabank used
robo-signed affidavits to obtain default...
March 13, 2014
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of credit card
customers of JPMorgan Chase against whom Chase obtained default
judgments using allegedly robosigned and fraudulent
affidavits. The lawsuit, Moya
v. JPMorgan Chase &
Co., et al., No....
March 7, 2014
Google, Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday
in California federal court claiming that its app marketplace
exploits children by incentivizing them to spend large amounts of
money on free or low-priced games without requiring them to get...
February 5, 2014
Citibank NA has agreed to pay more than $110 million to settle a putative force-placed insurance class action accusing the bank of forcing homeowners to carry excessive flood and hazard coverage and profiting from it, according to documents filed Wednesday in New York federal court.
January 23, 2014
Court Grants Class Certification in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Involving Goldman Sachs-led Hudson CDOs
January 21, 2014
Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed class of over 4,000 independent truck stops and other retail fueling merchants announce settlements of an antitrust lawsuit against Comdata Inc., the leading trucker fleet payment card issuer, and three national truck stop chains for a combined amount of $130 million plus valuable prospective relief.
December 18, 2013
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has agreed to pay $22.1 million to
resolve a proposed class action accusing it of imposing pricey and
unnecessary flood insurance on homeowners whose mortgages are
serviced by the bank, according to documents filed Tuesday in...
November 6, 2013
CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME
Group, Inc. (CME), the Customer Class Representatives in the
ongoing MF Global multi-district litigation (Customer
Representatives), and James W.
Giddens, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act...
October 21, 2013
Berger & Montague is a closer. Last November, the
60-attorney firm helped secure preliminary court approval for a
$7.25 billion settlement in a private antitrust class action that
alleged price-fixing on transaction fees by payment card networks...
October 3, 2013
A federal judge on Thursday approved a $104 million settlement between CertainTeed Corp. and a class of consumers who alleged that various home sidings made by the company were prone to premature degradation and failure.
August 30, 2013
SBC executives probably hoped that paying a record $1.9 billion
fine last year would close the books on its money-laundering
But a former employee is alleging that the bank continued to
break anti-money-laundering rules even as it claimed...
June 11, 2013
The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. with co-counsel have filed a Class Action and Derivative Complaint on behalf of the shareholders of Commonwealth REIT (CWH) [Central Laborers’ Pension Fund v. Portnoy, No. 24-c-13-1966 (Md. Cir. Ct.). ]
April 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 11, 2013 (PRNEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of
Berger & Montague, P.C. has filed a class action complaint in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Illinois on behalf of all H&R Block, Inc. customers in...
March 29, 2013
A Law360 article reported that Judge Victor Marrero
preliminarily approved a settlement in which JPMorgan Chase Bank
N.A. agreed to free up more than $546 million to be distributed to
former U.S. customers of MF Global to resolve all outstanding
March 19, 2013
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Co-Lead Counsel
for the Class of MF Global Inc. ("MFGI") customers and James W.
Giddens, the trustee ("Trustee") for the liquidation of MFGI, have
announced a settlement ("Settlement") of all potential...
March 8, 2013
At class action symposium at George Washington University School
of Law that took place on March 7-8, 2013, a panel discussed the
application of the Federal Rules of Evidence at the class
certification stage. Eric L. Cramer, managing shareholder at...
January 28, 2013
Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 1:32 PM ET) -- Goldman Sachs
Group Inc., Litton Loan Servicing LP and Ocwen Financial Corp. were
hit Wednesday with a proposed class action alleging they schemed to
require mortgage customers to buy force-placed...
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