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Consumer Fraud Representative Settlements

Arnett v. Bank of America

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $31 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
The firm was co-lead counsel in this nationwide class action in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon alleging that Bank of America requires certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law requires. The case settled for $31 million.

Block v. McDonald's Corporation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $12.5 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement of $12.5 million with McDonald's in 2002 stemming from its failure to disclose the use of beef fat in its french fries. Berger & Montague, led by Shareholders Sherrie Savett and Michael...

Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness Tires Products Liab. Litig.

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm filed a complaint that was later consolidated into the master multidistrict litigation (MDL). Claims in the MDL were focused on: (1) products liability claims against Bridgestone/Firestone for faulty tires; and (2) diminution in value (DIV)...

Building Materials Corporation, d/b/a GAF Timberline Shingles

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm represents homeowners who have experienced problems with their GAF Timberline Shingles.

CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $103 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, as co-lead counsel, represents a nationwide class of consumers who purchased CertainTeed Fiber Cement WeatherBoard siding or a home or structure with the siding pre-installed. The Class alleges that CertainTeed's siding is defective in that it prematurely cracks, gaps, warps, and peels away from the structure despite being warranted and represented to last for 50 years.

Citibank and CitiMortgage Force-Placed Insurance Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $122 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague is Co-Lead Class Counsel of a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York that alleged that Citibank, N.A. and CitiMortgage, Inc. schemed to require certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law requires.

Citizens Bank Force Place Flood Insurance Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $1.5 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island alleging that Citizens Bank requires certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and...

Countrywide Financial Corp. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague served on the Executive Committee of this multidistrict litigation. In August 2008, it was learned that a senior financial advisor formerly employed by Countrywide stole confidential information of millions of consumers from...

Crawford v. Philadelphia Hotel Operating Co.

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm served as co-lead counsel and obtained a settlement in 2005 whereby persons who contracted food poisoning at a business convention at the hotel recovered $1,500 each. Plaintiff filed her Class Action Complaint on March 1, 2004. The Complaint...

Educational Testing Service Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $11.1 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague served on the plaintiffs' steering committee and obtained an $11.1 million settlement in 2006 on behalf of persons who were incorrectly scored on a teacher's licensing exam. Plaintiffs alleged that Educational Testing Service...

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Data Security Breach Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2.4 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague served on the Steering Committee in this multi-district litigation. The case was settled in 2012. Heartland processes credit and debit card transactions for more than 150,000 merchants nationwide. The lawsuit challenged...

JPMorgan Chase Bank - Force Place Flood Insurance

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights

Parker v. American Isuzu Motors, Inc.

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
In 2003, Berger & Montague filed a class action suit against American Isuzu Motors, Inc. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. on behalf of purchasers or lessees of 1998 and 1999 Isuzu Amigo and Rodeo automobiles who incurred economic damages in connection with...

Pet Foods Product Liability Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $24 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm is one of plaintiffs' co-lead counsel in this multidistrict class action suit seeking to redress the harm resulting from the manufacture and sale of contaminated dog and cat food. Certain defendants recalled wheat gluten and/or rice protein...

Richards v. RBS Citizens, N.A.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $1.5 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
The firm filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island alleging RBS Citizens, N.A., d/b/a CCO Mortgage, Citizens Bank, and Charter One (collectively "Citizens Bank"), requires certain borrowers to purchase flood insurance in excess of what their mortgage contract and federal law require.

Salvucci v. Volkswage of America, Inc. d/b/a Audi of America, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $2 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
The firm served as co-lead counsel in litigation brought on behalf of a nationwide class under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. §56:8-1 et seq. The case involved 1997-1999 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with 1.8 liter turbocharged engines. The...

State of Connecticut Tobacco Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $3.6 billion
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague was one of three firms to represent the State of Connecticut in a separate action in state court against the tobacco companies. The case was litigated separate from the coordinated nationwide actions. Although eventually...

TCPA: Companies Who Violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Your Legal Rights

Status:Under Investigation
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
If you receive unsolicited calls or text messages on your cell phone from telemarketers or debt collectors, you have specific rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). A TCPA violation may result in compensation for the person contacted and also a stop to these harassing texts and calls.

The JPMorgan Chase Force-Placed Flood Insurance Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $22.1 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection , Insurance & Financial Products & Services , Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights
Berger & Montague is co-lead counsel in this litigation against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("Chase"). On December 17, 2013, the parties moved for preliminary approval of a nationwide class action settlement in the United States District Court for...

TJX Companies Retail Security Breach Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $200 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
In 2007, Berger & Montague filed a class action suit on behalf of all consumers in the United States whose personal and financial data were stolen by computer hackers from the computer network of TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX). Berger & Montague was...

T-Mobile Sidekick Litigation

Status:Settled
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Class action for disruption of service and loss of electronic data including photos, contacts, calendar entries, etc.

Vadino v. American Home Products Corp.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $1 billion
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
In 1997, Berger & Montague filed a class action complaint that was different from the complaints filed by any other of the filing law firms in the New Jersey State Court "Fen Phen" class action. The class sought in the firm's complaint was...

Volkswagen and Audi Warranty Extension Litigation

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $222 million
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Berger & Montague, P.C., and its co-counsel, initiated an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against defendants Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Volkswagen of America, Inc. d/b/a Audi of America, Inc. The action was...