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Tara Arick

TweetA federal judge in Georgia on Sept. 20 awarded summary judgment to Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) after finding that the lender never promised a couple that it would suspend foreclosure proceedings while their loan modification application was being considered (Marla Gould Holcomb, et al. v. Wells […]

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TweetBankrupt Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) on Sept. 19 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to a $ 7.5 million claim filed against its estate by the West Virginia Investment Management Board (WVIMB) (In Re: Residential Capital LLC, No. 12-12020, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). ResCap […]

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TweetA New York federal judge on Sept. 18 granted preliminary approval to a nearly $ 14.3 million settlement by Roto-Rooter Services Co. to end a class complaint by technicians alleging various wage violations (Anthony Morangelli, et al v. Roto-Rooter Services Company, No. 10-876, E.D. N.Y.). Anthony Morangelli and Frank Ercole filed a class complaint in […]

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TweetEvidence of a premises owner’s liability allowed for the otherwise untimely naming of a defendant who ended up at trial, and the evidence supports a jury’s award against it on lung cancer claims, but the liability must be split between the two entities, a Louisiana court held Sept. 16 (Alfred Watts and Rosa Lee Watts […]

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TweetThe United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on Sept. 16 announced that an English crown court fined a dairy and a welding company for exposing employees to asbestos. The HSE said the Plymouth Crown Court fined Dairy Crest Ltd. and Rochdale Electric Welding Co. Ltd. (REWCO) for exposing employees to asbestos at an industrial […]

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TweetBankrupt Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) on Sept. 11 filed a brief arguing that the bankruptcy court should expunge two separate claims valued at total of $ 30 million that it says have been filed by a couple who has a “documented history of vexatious litigation” (In Re: Residential Capital LLC, No. 12-12020, Chapter 11, S.D. […]

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TweetThe law firm of Morrison & Foerster on Sept. 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York contending that it is entitled to more than $ 23.1 million in fees and expenses for its role as bankruptcy counsel for Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) (In Re: Residential Capital […]

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TweetA federal judge in Michigan on Sept. 5 granted preliminary approval of a $ 2 million settlement that would end consolidated class action suits against Citizens Bank and Citizens Republic Bancorp Inc. (collectively, Citizens Bank) alleging that the banks reordered customers’ debit and credit card transactions to maximize overdraft fees (Jane Simpson v. Citizens Bank, […]

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TweetThe Kentucky Supreme Court on Aug. 29 reinstated a $ 42 million judgment against three fen-phen attorneys who allegedly took excessive fees and costs from a $ 200 million diet drug settlement for 431 plaintiffs (Mildred Abbott, et al. v., No. 2011-SC-000291-DG, Ky. Sup.; 2013 Ky. LEXIS 367). Plaintiff attorneys Shirley A. Cunningham Jr., William J. […]

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TweetA Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 3 affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a California woman’s antitrust claims against Apple Inc. based on purported monopolization and supracompetitive prices in the digital music market (Stacie Somers v. Apple Inc., No. 11-16896, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18246). Class Claims California resident Stacie […]

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