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March 13, 2014
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of credit card
customers of JPMorgan Chase against whom Chase obtained default
judgments using allegedly robosigned and fraudulent
affidavits. The lawsuit, Moya
v. JPMorgan Chase &
Co., et al., No....
March 7, 2014
Google, Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday
in California federal court claiming that its app marketplace
exploits children by incentivizing them to spend large amounts of
money on free or low-priced games without requiring them to get...
February 5, 2014
Citibank NA has agreed to pay more than $110 million to settle a putative force-placed insurance class action accusing the bank of forcing homeowners to carry excessive flood and hazard coverage and profiting from it, according to documents filed Wednesday in New York federal court.
January 23, 2014
Court Grants Class Certification in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Involving Goldman Sachs-led Hudson CDOs
January 21, 2014
Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed class of over 4,000 independent truck stops and other retail fueling merchants announce settlements of an antitrust lawsuit against Comdata Inc., the leading trucker fleet payment card issuer, and three national truck stop chains for a combined amount of $130 million plus valuable prospective relief.
December 18, 2013
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has agreed to pay $22.1 million to
resolve a proposed class action accusing it of imposing pricey and
unnecessary flood insurance on homeowners whose mortgages are
serviced by the bank, according to documents filed Tuesday in...
November 6, 2013
CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME
Group, Inc. (CME), the Customer Class Representatives in the
ongoing MF Global multi-district litigation (Customer
Representatives), and James W.
Giddens, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act...
October 21, 2013
Berger & Montague is a closer. Last November, the
60-attorney firm helped secure preliminary court approval for a
$7.25 billion settlement in a private antitrust class action that
alleged price-fixing on transaction fees by payment card networks...
October 3, 2013
A federal judge on Thursday approved a $104 million settlement between CertainTeed Corp. and a class of consumers who alleged that various home sidings made by the company were prone to premature degradation and failure.
August 30, 2013
SBC executives probably hoped that paying a record $1.9 billion
fine last year would close the books on its money-laundering
But a former employee is alleging that the bank continued to
break anti-money-laundering rules even as it claimed...
June 11, 2013
The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. with co-counsel have filed a Class Action and Derivative Complaint on behalf of the shareholders of Commonwealth REIT (CWH) [Central Laborers’ Pension Fund v. Portnoy, No. 24-c-13-1966 (Md. Cir. Ct.). ]
April 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 11, 2013 (PRNEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of
Berger & Montague, P.C. has filed a class action complaint in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Illinois on behalf of all H&R Block, Inc. customers in...
March 29, 2013
A Law360 article reported that Judge Victor Marrero
preliminarily approved a settlement in which JPMorgan Chase Bank
N.A. agreed to free up more than $546 million to be distributed to
former U.S. customers of MF Global to resolve all outstanding
March 19, 2013
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Co-Lead Counsel
for the Class of MF Global Inc. ("MFGI") customers and James W.
Giddens, the trustee ("Trustee") for the liquidation of MFGI, have
announced a settlement ("Settlement") of all potential...
March 8, 2013
At class action symposium at George Washington University School
of Law that took place on March 7-8, 2013, a panel discussed the
application of the Federal Rules of Evidence at the class
certification stage. Eric L. Cramer, managing shareholder at...
January 28, 2013
Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 1:32 PM ET) -- Goldman Sachs
Group Inc., Litton Loan Servicing LP and Ocwen Financial Corp. were
hit Wednesday with a proposed class action alleging they schemed to
require mortgage customers to buy force-placed...
January 4, 2013
A lawsuit that accuses both Citigroup (NYSE: C) and MidFirst Bank of Oklahoma City of forcing homeowners to purchase flood insurance in excess of amounts required by law may advance, a federal judge in Utica, N.Y., has ruled.
January 1, 2013
This article presents a case study of a CFO's accounting fraud that led him to prison. The scheme was a securities fraud aimed at investors. It involved ghost revenues, fictitious invoices and shipping documents, cost-of-good sold entries that were delayed or avoided altogether, and pulling otherwise legitimate revenue into earlier accounting periods. The article delves into interesting aspects of how and why the CFO did what he did.
November 5, 2012
Plaintiffs' Counsel for Former MF Global
Inc. Customers File Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint
Against MF Global Directors and Officers, PwC and CME Group
Published Monday, Nov. 05, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2012 --
/PRNewswire/ -- Law...
August 16, 2012
The bankruptcy trustee trying to recover money for U.S.
customers of MF
Global Holdings Ltd. agreed to cooperate with lawyers suing
the securities firm's former executives for damages related to its
collapse last year.
The move Wednesday by James...
August 9, 2012
The SEC announced in August 2012 that it was looking to give away USD 452 million in rewards to whistleblowers.
July 13, 2012
Two law firms that represented customers caught up in the
collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGLQ) have linked up to
prepare a class-action lawsuit on behalf of clients of Peregrine
Financial Group Inc.
Berger & Montague PC and Collett Legal are...
July 12, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2012. On Wednesday, July 11, 2012,
Judge Michael Simon of the United States District Court for the
District of Oregon issued a ruling that permitted the Plaintiffs'
breach of contract claims to proceed in a nationwide class...
June 21, 2012
Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries agreed Wednesday
to pay $1.9 million to settle two class actions alleging the oil
and gas servicing company only paid its field operators regular
daily wages even though they often worked overtime.
June 15, 2012
WellPoint has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 700,000 former members of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. ("Anthem"). The parties had been scheduled to begin a jury trial on June 18, 2012 in federal court in Indianapolis on legal claims arising from Anthem's 2001 conversion from a mutual company, owned by its insured policyholders, to a stock company. . .
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