Category Archives: Bank Fees

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Jones Ward PLC announces $15 million class action settlement

A class action lawsuit filed a year ago by Jones Ward PLC and other law firms will be resolved in a $15 million settlement with Higher One, which provides loan services for thousands of college students. The agreement still needs to be approved by a federal judge in Connecticut. In addition to reimbursing thousands of…

Class action focuses on zip code requests from retailers

When you make a credit card purchase at a retail store, it’s not uncommon for the clerk to ask for your zip code. Apparently, it’s also not uncommon for certain retailers to use that information to sell your address and other personal details to marketing companies that will send you a deluge of unwanted marketing…

Big banks face scrutiny for mortgage servicing tactics

Some of the nation’s biggest banks are in hot water once again, this time for their tactics in trying to shirk responsibility for dealing with loan servicing for sub-prime mortgages. The problems stem from agreements with giant financial players such as Bank of America, which must follow strict rules as part of its deal with…

Find out if your bank is charging unreasonable and unfair fees

Banks across the nation, from Wells Fargo to Chase and Bank of America to Fifth Third, are facing legal action due to excessive interest rates, unfair and deceptive fees, and fraudulent overdraft protection programs. The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent numerous people in lawsuits against banks and other lenders. In May, attorneys Jasper Ward…

Jones Ward PLC files class action against Fifth Third Bank

Two attorneys at Jones Ward PLC have filed a class action lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank over the company’s Early Access program, which charges customers excessive interest rates in exchange for advance loans on their paychecks. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Louisville, describes how Fifth Third advertises an interest rate of 120 percent…

Banks under fire for fees and lending tactics that hurt customers

A raft of lawsuits are underway against some of the nation’s largest banks due to questionable lending practices that hurt consumers and investors. The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent bank customers who have been harmed by a variety of lending practices, including unfair fees and interest rates. Last fall, attorneys Jasper Ward and Alex…