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Unlawful Fees

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The complaint for this class action alleges that M&T Bank charges mortgage borrowers illegal Pay-to-Pay fees when they make payments over the telephone. The complaint claims that these fees are illegal, both under federal and state laws. At issue are the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA) and the terms of the mortgage contract.

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A million and a half dollars is the price of a settlement for Mitchell L. Morgan Management, Inc. to settle a class action about a $400 attorneys’ fee set in tenant leases. The complaint alleged that the fee had no relationship to the actual fees involved in an eviction proceeding, and that it therefore violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

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Frontier California (formerly Verizon California) is settling a class action that alleges that the company violated California’s consumer protection and other laws in its late payment charges for residential landline customers.

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Plaintiff Annmarie Buck received a debt collection letter dated January 6, 2017, from Associated Credit Services, Inc., that billed her for what the complaint for this class action claims is an unexplained and unlawful fee. Also, the complaint alleges, the letter did not contain sufficient information about the fee and other possible charges to make it compliant with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

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The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that the fee Wells Fargo assessed borrowers for Broker’s Price Opinions (BPOs) was improper because it was greater than the amount Wells Fargo paid to the brokers who performed the BPOs.  A BPO is an informal valuation of property, like an appraisal, but it is typically performed by a real estate broker. 

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the Early Termination Fees Sprint charged to and collected from Class Members for contracts that were terminated were unlawful under California law.

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The class action investigation focuses on the debt relief companies that promise to reduce a consumer's credit card debt, but in fact may violate federal regulations regarding charging upfront fees.

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This class action alleges that Wells Fargo violated state and federal law by fostering a culture that led to thousands of employees creating fake customer accounts to meet internal “cross-selling” targets while forcing those account holders to incur fees and expenses.

This class action alleges that Rite Aid’s flat-fee charge for producing pharmacy records is unreasonable and unlawful.

This lawsuit alleges that Capital One Bank and Wells Fargo Bank assessed illegal fees to users of Capital One debit cards and Wells Fargo ATMs, in violation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.