Cases & Investigations

Arnett v. Bank of America

Berger Montague was Co-Lead Class Counsel in a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The action alleged that Bank of America, N.A. schemed to require certain borrowers to (1) purchase flood insurance at inflated cost due to the bank’s conduct, and (2) purchase flood insurance coverage in excess of the amount required by their mortgage contract or federal law.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Insurance Fraud, Predatory Lending and Borrowers' Rights
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Block v. McDonald’s Corporation

The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $12.5 million with McDonald’s in 2002 stemming from its failure to disclose the use of beef fat in its french fries.

Citibank and CitiMortgage Force-Placed Insurance Litigation

Berger Montague was Co-Lead Class Counsel in a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. The action alleged that Citibank, N.A. and CitiMortgage, Inc. schemed to require certain borrowers to (1) purchase hazard and/or flood insurance at inflated cost due to the bank’s conduct, and (2) purchase flood insurance coverage in excess of the amount required by their mortgage contract or federal law.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Insurance Fraud, Predatory Lending and Borrowers' Rights
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Citizens Bank Force-Placed Flood Insurance Litigation

Berger Montague, as class counsel, reached a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The action alleged that Citizens Bank required certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law requires.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Insurance Fraud, Predatory Lending and Borrowers' Rights
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Crawford v. Philadelphia Hotel Operating Co.

The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement in 2005 whereby persons who contracted food poisoning at a business convention at the hotel recovered $1,500 each.

Educational Testing Service Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12

Berger Montague served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee and obtained an $11.1 million settlement in 2006 on behalf of persons who were incorrectly scored on a teacher’s licensing exam.

Experian/T-Mobile Data Breach Lawsuit

This class action lawsuit arose from a data breach at Experian in which computer hackers stole personal information including Social Security numbers and other sensitive personal information for approximately 15 million consumers.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Technology, Privacy & Data Breach
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Fiat Chrysler Emissions Lawsuit

Berger Montague is conducting an investigation and asking to hear from anyone who has been unable to re-register or sell their vehicle due to Fiat Chrysler’s catalytic converter emissions recall. Due to the large number of vehicles involved and shortages of replacement material, dealerships may have been unable to repair the catalytic converters in a timely manner.

Gerber Good Start False Advertising Lawsuit

Berger Montague is investigating whether customers who bought Gerber’s Good Start Gentle formula can file a class action lawsuit against Gerber Product Co.

Glen Mills School Abuse Class Action Lawsuit

Berger Montague has filed a class action lawsuit against The Glen Mills Schools as well as all its employees or contractors who assaulted, mistreated, or otherwise abused children and young adults who were committed to that facility because of adjudications in juvenile courts, or who were otherwise at risk and placed there for treatment and educational purposes.

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