Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Long-term care class action settlement is fair and adequate (access required)

The settlement of a class action alleging that Genworth made false representations when offering contractual options to its long-term care policyholders and failed to disclose anticipated premium rate increases, was given final approval after a factual finding that it was ...

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Long-term care insurance settlement rejected (access required)

Objections to a proposed class action settlement arising out of an alleged failure to disclose material information about long-term care insurance, including that the notice was inadequate, the settlement did not offer concrete benefits and rates might increase, were rejected. ...

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FDCPA suit narrowed by statute of limitations (access required)

Although the Fourth Circuit has held that a “separate violation” of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act occurs every time an improper communication, threat or misrepresentation is made, where a suit was filed on April 2, 2019, alleging FDCPA violations ...

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Disagreement with fee is not ‘risk of real harm’ (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleged a debt collection letter, stating that payment by credit or debit card would be “subject to a convenience fee of $3,” violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, her claim was dismissed because her ...

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Intervention motion dismissed as untimely (access required)

Where a party challenging a settlement that resolved nine class action consumer lending cases lacked standing, delayed in seeking intervention and failed to show it had an interest in the litigation, its motion was denied. Background Eventide Credit Acquisitions LLC ...

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