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Representative Settlements

Anthem Inc. Data Security Breach Litigation

Status:Pending
Practice Area(s): Consumer Protection
Computer hackers accessed Anthem's data system and stole the personal and financial information of approximately 80 million Anthem customers. The stolen information included names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, street and email addresses, and employment data including income.

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.

Becker v. American Family Life Assurance of Columbus and AFLAC, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $7 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this six-state class action against AFLAC, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Becker v. American Family Life Assurance of...

Bergonzi v. Central States Health and Life Company of Omaha (CSO)

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $20 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against Central States Health And Life Company of Omaha (CSO) concerning CSO Cancer Policies. Plaintiffs alleged that CSO breached the terms of the policies in...

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...

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. O’Dell

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $75 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this class action against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in West Virginia Circuit Court, Roane County (Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. O'Dell, Case No. 00-C-37), on behalf of...

Ormond, et al. v. Anthem, Inc., et al.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $90 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this class action against Anthem, Inc. (now known as WellPoint, Inc.) and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana...

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.

Smith v. United American

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $30 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this multi-state class action against United American Insurance Company, Farm & Ranch Healthcare, Inc. and Heartland Alliance of America Association concerning the allegedly...

Spencer v. Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Status:Settled
Settlement Amount: $72.5 million
Practice Area(s): Insurance & Financial Products & Services
Berger & Montague, P.C., together with co-counsel, prosecuted this national class action against The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Spencer v. Hartford...

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...