You could qualify to join some of our clients who have already taken action against their Maryland banks for fraudulent overdraft fees and other improper and unethical behavior. In some cases, this occurred despite the account never being overdrawn. If you banked with Andrews Federal Credit Union or paid questionable fees from another financial institution, we want to discuss your options with you.
We trust banks and credit unions to hold our money and keep our families financially secure. While we know they are businesses and in it to make money, we do not expect them to take our hard-earned dollars for their own benefit. Yet it seems this is what some banks have done.
Are You a Victim of Fraudulent Overdraft Charges?
With our trusted litigation partners, Jenner Law has filed a lawsuit against Andrews Federal Credit Union and is investigating several other Maryland banks in bank fee lawsuits involving alleged improper fees related to overdraft transactions. The investigation involves the practice of charging overdraft fees when a checking account was not overdrawn and charging multiple insufficient funds fees on a single transaction.
Banks use overdraft fees to profit when bank customers are the most vulnerable. While some of these overdraft fees are legitimate, many are not. All too often, banks and credit unions play unfair tricks to charge you more in overdraft fees than they should.
If you have questions about the lawsuit filed against Andrews Federal Credit Union or believe another bank has charged you improper fees, give us a call.
How Jenner Law Can Help Protect Your Rights
Banks and credit unions should not be allowed to get away with taking customers’ money through improper and fraudulent fees. We understand that it can be difficult for one person to argue with an institution over the fees they charge, especially when they are not sure of the rules and regulations for banks to charge these fees.
However, it is not okay or normal for a bank to charge overdraft fees despite the account not falling into a negative balance or multiple overdraft fees on a single transaction. This should not happen, and the bank should be held responsible for unethical behavior—and possibly fraud.
While it may not make sense for one party to take that financial institution to court for a few hundred dollars or even less, we are gathering cases from many individuals, families, and small businesses that experienced the same thing. Together, we may be able to hold the banks responsible and get justice.
At Jenner Law, we represent regular people like you against some of the largest companies in the country. Our lawyers have experience litigating class actions against financial institutions, tax preparation companies, health maintenance organizations, automobile insurance companies, natural gas providers, and the like.
Recover the Money You Lost and More
We want to help you get your hard-earned money back in these fraudulent overdraft charge cases. In addition, other compensation may be available for some claimants. This could include interest, court costs, and more. The jury could also penalize the bank and award punitive damages, which may be substantial under some circumstances.
We will build a case by investigating what happened and documenting how your case is similar to others’. Your banking records and proof of the fraudulent charges will be the primary evidence.
These cases may move forward as a mass tort, possibly a class action lawsuit. Alternatively, we can file individual lawsuits in civil court and fight them individually. This could lead to a global settlement offer from the bank in the same way, or each case might settle or go to trial independently.
Jenner Law works solely on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do. We do not ask you to pay any upfront fees, retainers, or hourly charges. We only get our attorney’s fees if you get paid and only after the conclusion of your case.
Jenner Law Will Not Back Down from a Challenge
At Jenner Law, we are not afraid to go head-to-head with any bank or financial services company whose improper fees caused our clients to lose money or face financial stress. You worked hard for your money, and you do not deserve to have to fight your bank or credit union to keep it.
We have a history of taking on large corporations, representing groups (or “classes”) of plaintiffs and holding those companies legally responsible for our clients’ losses. Our lawyers know how to navigate mass torts, including class action lawsuits, multidistrict litigation, and more.
Regardless of the institution, who is on its governing board, or other factors, our team will do what is right for our clients. We will hold the banks accountable and pursue the money our clients lost.
Act Today to Join Ongoing Litigation or File Your Case
We must hold banks responsible for their bad behavior, or they will continue to improperly charge customers and steal their money. We already have a case underway against one Maryland financial institution. Others may be forthcoming. Let us evaluate your situation to see if you qualify.
If you believe a bank or financial services company has taken advantage of you with respect to its charging overdraft fees, contact us today for a free case consultation by filling out the form below or calling us at (888) 585-2188.
About Our Lawyer
ROB JENNER was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2009 by the Maryland Association for Justice. He received this award as a member of a team of attorneys handling multiple class actions on behalf of Maryland citizens who were members of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). These class actions resulted in precedential decisions protecting the citizens of Maryland from retroactive laws and HMO consumers from illegal subrogation claims.