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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Coffee-mate GMO Labeling Lawsuit: False Advertising of Natural Bliss Creamer

Berger Montague is investigating potential class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers who purchased Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamer. The product is falsely labeled as “No GMO.”

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.

Deferred Interest Credit Cards Lawsuit Investigation

Berger Montague is investigating the possibility that some deferred interest credit cards are charging illegal interest, violating state and federal law.

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.

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.

Holmes v. Bank of America, N.A.

Berger Montague, as class counsel, reached a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The action alleged that Bank of America required certain borrowers to purchase wind insurance at an inflated cost.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Predatory Lending and Borrowers' Rights
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