Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation

Corporate misconduct affects thousands of consumers and small businesses each year.  Deceptive and false advertising, misleading marketing, unconscionable pricing, fraud, bad faith behavior and anticompetitive conduct by rogue corporate actors not only hurt customers, but they also harm the marketplace and their competitors who play by the rules.

Multidistrict and class action cases address these wrongs, level the playing field, and hold companies accountable. Not every firm has the experience to successfully prosecute these cases.  We do.  We have successfully litigated multidistrict and class action cases involving antitrust violations, fraudulent and deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, breaches of contract, and unlawful and unfair employment practices.

Changes in federal law, including the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), mean that many class actions are now either brought in or removed to federal court.  The attorneys at Buckner + Miles have great experience in the complexities of multidistrict and class action litigation, and for decades appeared before federal judges in Florida and around the country.  We have a proven record of success in litigating these cases in the trial court and defending our results on appeal, including:

  • A $410 million settlement on behalf of Bank of America individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $137.5 million settlement on behalf of Citizens Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $110 million settlement on behalf of JP Morgan Chase individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $90 million settlement on behalf of PNC Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $62 million settlement on behalf of TD Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $55 million settlement on behalf of U.S. Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $39 million settlement on behalf of a class of Florida property owners assessed unlawful windstorm deductibles by Lloyds of London.
  • A $36 million settlement on behalf of Union Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $22.5 million settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank mortgage holders for excessive force-placed flood premiums.
  • A $20 million settlement with TD Bank on behalf of a class of mostly European investors in a viatical life insurance scheme.
  • A $18.3 million settlement on behalf of Commerce Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $13 million settlement on behalf of Associated Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $5 million jury verdict in Nevada federal court against a government-subcontractor airline, and an additional $1.8 million settlement with the airline, to provide unpaid hazard pay to the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s flights into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan during the United State’s involvement in the conflicts there.
  • A $4.5 million settlement for a class of consumers charged undisclosed and unjustified “shop fees” by Tire Kingdom.

If you or your company is the victim of fraudulent, anti-competitive, unfair or deceptive practices or conduct, contact the Florida class action attorneys at Buckner + Miles by calling (305) 964-8003 for a free evaluation of your case.  Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website, and someone from the firm will contact you.