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Federal Judge Approves TD Bank's $62M Settlement In Overdraft Litigation

MIAMI - A federal judge in Florida on March 18 approved TD Bank NA's $62 million settlement that will allow the bank to exit a multidistrict litigation in which class members allege that several banks manipulated the order of debit card transactions ...read more

Judge: FDIC Must Plead Separate Claims For Separate Transactions

TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on March 28 granted Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.'s motion for a more definite statement in a suit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., finding that pleading breach of contract and declaratory ...read more

Federal Judge: Bank Properly Removed Credit Card Action

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on March 4 denied a consumer"s motion to remand her suit arising from FIA Card Services N.A. (FIA) and Bank of America N.A. (BoA) billing her for her late husband"s credit card account, finding that ...read more

Rothstein Trustee Argues Chapter 7 Conversion Lacks 'Legitimate' Basis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Chapter 11 trustee in the bankruptcy of law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA) filed a brief on April 10 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida objecting to a motion by various creditors who seek ...read more

Judge: Lead Plaintiffs Failed To Plead Federal Securities Law Claims

MIAMI - Lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against a cruise line and several of its executive officers have failed to plead any of their federal securities law claims relating to the defendants' alleged issuance of false and misleading ...read more

Guarantor Must Pay Back Company's Loan, Federal Judge Rules

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on April 29 granted summary judgment to Branch Banking and Trust Co. (BB&T), which sued to recover on loans it acquired from a failed bank, finding that a guarantor "guaranteed that he would ...read more

Federal Judge Allows Expert Testimony In FDIC's Suit

TAMPA, Fla. - In a suit in which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., as the receiver for a failed bank, alleged that a law firm committed malpractice and breached its fiduciary duty to the bank in relation to a real estate acquisition, a federal judge ...read more

Wash. Federal Judge: Debt Collector Failed To Prove Dismissal Of TCPA Class Suit

SEATTLE - A debt collector failed to prove its motion to dismiss a Florida woman's class complaint that alleged repeated automated calls to her cellular phone violated federal law, a Florida federal judge ruled May 8 (Devon Meyer v. Receivables Performance ...read more

Federal Judge Denies Dismissal Of Claim From Loan Participation Action

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on May 16 declined the request to dismiss a breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing claim from a suit arising from a loan participation agreement, disagreeing with the defendant bank's ...read more

Federal Judge Awards Default Judgment To Consumer In Debt-Collection Action

TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on May 21 entered a $2,000 default judgment in favor of a consumer, finding that she sufficiently alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices ...read more