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Class action filed against Wells Fargo Merchant Services for excessive fees

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A class action has been filed against Wells Fargo alleging that its Merchant Services misleads customers and charged excessive fees for its credit- and debit-card-processing services. The complaint alleges that Wells Fargo Merchant Services inflates “pass through” costs, increases agreed-upon fees, and imposes new charges without telling new customers about these costs when they sign up. The complaint also alleges that an improper $500 termination fee is charged if a merchant wants to end the services.

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Anthem settles data breach case for $115 million

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by Keith Dubanevich

Anthem Inc. has agreed to a negotiated settlement valued at $115 million to end class action litigation over a massive data breach. The settlement funds will be used to provide credit protection and reimbursement for customers and pay attorneys’ fees.

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Former Rentrak investors settle class action in Oregon state court for $19 million

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Former shareholders of Rentrak Corp. sued the company and its directors in Oregon state court over a now-completed merger with comScore Inc.  The investors had accused Rentrak’s board and two top executives of accepting a low-ball offer from the web traffic analysis firm comScore in order to preserve their own jobs, failing to disclose a better bid to shareholders and caving to pressure from a major shareholder to seal the deal. Rentrak was in the audience measurement business.

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Spotify to pay $43 million to settle song writer class action

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Spotify has agreed to pay $43 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the streaming service failed to pay proper royalties to thousands of songwriters. Under the terms of the agreement, which must be approved by a judge, the streaming service will set up a $43.4 million fund to pay song owners for past uses, as well as procedures to pay class members ongoing royalties that could “easily total tens of millions of dollars.”

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More defendants settle in the Auto Parts Antitrust class action

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Steve Larson

Lawyers for automobile purchasers asked a Michigan federal judge to approve a proposed $7.6 million deal to settle claims in multidistrict litigation that an automotive bearings supplier and its Swedish affiliates participated in a price-fixing scheme with manufacturers in the U.S., Japan and Germany. The settlement, if approved, would resolve allegations that SKF USA, Inc. and its Swedish affiliates unlawfully colluded with other manufacturers to fix the prices of automotive devices including ball bearings, tapered roller bearings, roller bearings, mounted bearings, and parts and components for ball and roller bearings.

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Class action filed against OKCupid over fraudulent matches

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Steve Larson

A proposed class-action suit has been filed in Illinois federal court against online dating service conglomerate, Match Group Inc., accusing the company, through its website OkCupid.com, of fraudulently enticing subscribers to upgrade their profiles to a premium level. The suit alleges the company misleads customers by alluding to potential matches accessible only through the upgraded service, which turned out to be non-active accounts and hence, not legitimate potential matches.

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  • Steve Larson has been representing investors, consumers and employees in class actions in Oregon for over 20 years. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Stoll Berne in Portland, Oregon.
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