Cases & Investigations

JPMorgan Chase Force-Placed Flood Insurance Litigation

CASE NUMBER: 3:12-cv-2179
PRODUCT: Force-Placed Flood Insurance
CASE STATUS: Settled
SETTLEMENT AMOUNT: $22.1 million
COURT: United States District Court for the Northern District of California

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. The parties reached a settlement that created a common fund of $22.1 million for the benefit of the class.

On June 6, 2014, the Court granted final approval of the settlement.

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