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Excessive Fees

Kadlec Regional Medical Center Building

The complaint for this class action alleges that the Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s emergency room charges a “cover charge”—a fee in addition to the itemized fees—for being seen at the center’s emergency room. The fee is not disclosed to patients at the time of their treatment and the complaint claims that this is “a substantial factor in an emergency care patient’s decision to remain at the hospital and proceed with treatment.”

Building for Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. and other parties responsible for the company’s 401(k) plan have agreed to a settlement that claims they have violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint alleged that the company and other defendants acted improperly, in a way that caused plan participants to pay excessive fees for recordkeeping services.

ATM Screen Announcing Non-Sufficient Funds

Has your bank charged you more than one non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee on the same item? Did the bank refuse a transaction, charge you for not having enough money in your account, then try the transaction again on its own—and charge you for it again? 

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While an entity is in bankruptcy proceedings, assets may be held by a bank or other entity to protect and conserve them so that the bankruptcy can be properly resolved. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Rabobank USA Financial Corporation (which does business as Rabobank, NA) and Bankruptcy Management Solutions, Inc. (BMS), among others, charged excessive fees that were not appropriate for the level of services provided. 

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This is yet another class action about unfair bank fees assessed to customers. The complaint alleges that Trustmark National Bank (1) charges overdraft fees on transactions that do not actually overdraw accounts, (2) charges two out-of-network (OON) fees on OON ATM cash withdrawals, and (3) charging three OON fees on OON ATM cash withdrawals preceded by a balance inquiry.

Fifth Third Bank Logo

More and more complaints are questioning the practices of banks in charging customers fees for ATM use and overdrafts. This complaint takes on three practices of Fifth Third Bank (FTB), involving allegedly false out-of-network fees, multiple non-sufficient funds fees, and overdraft fees on one-time debit card transactions. According to the complaint, each of these violate the terms of its customer agreements.

House with Foreclosure Sign

Did New Century sell a mortgage it did not in fact own? The complaint for this class action rests primarily on that allegation plus claims that amounts charged in connection with a subsequent foreclosure were excessive and improper. 

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Viridian Energy is settling a class action alleging that it charged excessive rates for gas and electricity to variable rate customers. The complaint claims that the variable rates were not properly based on the wholesale market price.

Capital One ATM

According to the complaint for this class action, Capital One, NA charges customers for balance inquiries at its own in-network ATMs, and customers who use out-of-network (OON) ATMs may end up paying as many as three fees for a balance inquiry and withdrawal. The complaint claims that the bank is guilty of breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, among other things.

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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Citizens Bank, NA will be paying back to customers annual fees it incorrectly levied on their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) or Line of Credit (LOC) accounts with Citizens Bank or Charter One Bank.