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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Bergonzi v. Central States Health and Life Company of Omaha (CSO)

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against Central States Health And Life Company of Omaha (CSO) concerning CSO Cancer Policies.

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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JPMorgan Chase Force-Placed Flood Insurance Litigation

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel in this litigation against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The action alleged that JPMorgan Chase Bank 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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Litton Loan Servicing and Ocwen Force-Placed Insurance Litigation

Berger Montague served as class counsel in a lawsuit against Litton Loan Servicing and related entities and insurers in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that Litton Loan Servicing LP, Ocwen Financial Corporation and others schemed to require their mortgage borrowers to buy force-placed (also known as lender-placed) insurance while taking kickbacks from the insurers.

  • Settled
  • Consumer Protection, Insurance Fraud, Predatory Lending and Borrowers' Rights
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. O’Dell

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this class action against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company on behalf of current and former West Virginia automobile insurance policyholders.

Ormond, et al. v. Anthem, Inc., et al.

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this class action against Anthem, Inc. (now known as WellPoint, Inc.) and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Ormond, et al. v. Anthem, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:05-cv-01908) on behalf of approximately 705,000 class members, each of whom was a former policyholder-member of Anthem Insurance Companies, a health benefits mutual insurer.

Smith v. United American

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this multi-state class action against United American Insurance Company, Farm & Ranch Healthcare, Inc. and Heartland Alliance of America Association concerning the allegedly fraudulent and deceptive sale of United American health insurance policies, packaged with other products.

Spencer v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Berger Montague, together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Spencer v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Case No. 05-cv-1681) on behalf of approximately 22,000 claimants, each of whom entered into structured settlements with Hartford property and casualty insurers to settle personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. 

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