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Judge Certifies Union Bank Overdraft Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge in Florida says customers from Union Bank can team up as a class to sue the San-Francisco-based lender over its overdraft fee policy. The case is one of about 35 from around the country consolidated in Florida. Major national... Read More

AIG Sues Bank Of America For $10 Billion Over Mortgages
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) More trouble piled up for Bank of America Corp. on Monday, as American International Group Inc. sued it for more than $10 billion, saying the bank cheated it by selling residential mortgage-backed securities that were overvalued. The suit... Read More

Foreclosure Class Actions Pile Up Against Banks
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Foreclosure-fraud class action lawsuits are starting to pile up against major banks across the U.S., threatening a besieged industry with billions more in potential losses. Bank executives are swarming Capitol Hill this week to defend... Read More

Debit Card Issuer Sues Fed Chairman Over Fees
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - (AP) TCF National Bank sued Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and the Fed's board of governors on Tuesday, saying regulations limiting the fees a bank can charge retailers for debit card transactions are unconstitutional. Minnesota... Read More

Washington Mutual Settles Class Action Lawsuit For $208.5 Million
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Washington Mutual Inc. and its fellow defendants have agreed to pay $208.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from the lender's collapse in 2008, the biggest U.S. bank failure in history. The defendants and lead plaintiff... Read More

Bank Of America's $8.5 Billion Settlement Won't Be Its Last
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Bank of America's $8.5 billion settlement with investors is the largest any bank has ever paid. It might help assuage worries about how deep the bank's mortgage problems might be and how long it might take to settle them. But for... Read More

Wells Fargo To Pay Citi $100M To Settle Wachovia Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to Citigroup Inc. to settle a dispute related to its acquisition of Wachovia Corp. in October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. Wachovia was teetering on the brink of collapse... Read More

Court Approves Bank Of America's $410 Million Overdraft Settlement
Posted on 25 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

A Florida court has given preliminary approval to Bank of America Corp.'s $410 million settlement of a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of charging excessive overdraft fees. The Charlotte, N.C. bank will place $410 million in an escrow account that... Read More

Bank Of America To Pay $410M In Overdraft Fee Case
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Bank of America has agreed to pay $410 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging the bank charged excessive overdraft fees. The suit is one of several filed against several banks from plaintiffs in 14 states, which were consolidated in a federal... Read More

FDIC: 'Close' To Settlement In Lawsuit Against WaMu Execs
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal bank regulators say they are close to settling their civil lawsuit against three former top executives of Washington Mutual accused of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending at the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail... Read More

Borrowers Sue Over Apparent Loan Modification Mishaps
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) It seemed Maria Campusano's financial problems were behind her when the mortgage on her Victorian home in a Massachusetts mill town was chopped by hundreds of dollars a month. She soon learned that her troubles had just begun. Weeks... Read More

Tribune Co. Creditors Sue Banks Behind 2007 Buyout
Posted on 31 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A group of Tribune Co. creditors filed a lawsuit Friday alleging the media company's nearly two-year stint in bankruptcy protection might have been averted if not for the greed of big banks who saddled the business with more debt than... Read More

NERA Releases Mid-Year 2010 Securities Litigation Study
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Largely as a result in the decline of the number of new credit crisis related cases, the number of new securities class action lawsuits filings is "on track to decline for a second successive year from their 2008 peak," according to a NERA Economic... Read More

2nd Circuit: Madoff Trustee Cannot Sue Banks On Behalf Of Customers
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Michael J. Lello

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 20 affirmed a district court's ruling that Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BMLIS) trustee Irving H. Picard cannot sue JPMorgan Chase & Co., HSBC Holdings PLC... Read More

U.S. Bank Agrees To Pay $55 Million To Settle Overdraft Fees Litigation
Posted on 25 Jul 2013 by Michael J. Lello

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) U.S. Bank NA on July 24 agreed to pay $55 million to exit a multidistrict litigation in which class members allege that several banks manipulated the order of debit card transactions to maximize checking account overdraft... Read More