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Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra
Rusted Frame Settlement

Blood Hurst & O’Reardon has 
reached a $3.4 billion settlement 
to have the frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles 
inspected for excessive rust corrosion. Corroded frames are dangerous 
and must be replaced, so we urge 
all class members to have their 
vehicles inspected. When excessive
rust corrosion is found, Toyota will 
replace the frame. The vehicles 
covered are 2005-2010 Tacomas, 
2007-2008 Tundras and 2005-2008 Sequoias. Inspections and frame replacements are at no charge to 
vehicle owners and lessees.

To learn more, click here


Align Probiotic Class Certified

If you purchased the probiotic
supplement called Align, a class
action lawsuit alleges it does not work.
You should know about the certified
class action and upcoming trial, what
you need to do and the deadlines to act.

To find out, click here


Active Advantage
Settlement Reached

A settlement has been reached
regarding Active Advantage
membership fees. Class members
can receive full refunds of the
membership fees and, funds
permitting, up to three times more.

To find out more, click here


HAMP Class Certified

If you are a California residential
mortgage borrower who entered into
a HAMP Trial Period Plan (TPP) with
Wells Fargo or America’s Servicing Co.,
you should know about the certified
class action, what you need to do
and the deadlines to act.

To find out, click here


The City of Los Angeles
Overbills for Water & Power

The class action lawsuit alleges
that the Los Angeles Department
of Water & Power (DWP) overcharges
many of its customers for water and
electric service. The DWP admits
that its billing system is flawed,
but continues to send inflated
bills and demand full payment.

For more information, or to
provide us with your contact information, click here

Wells Fargo Improperly Collected TPP Payments and Denied Loan Modifications

Residential mortgage borrowers sued Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. d/b/a America’s Servicing Company. The lawsuit concerns the Trial Payment Plan (TPP) offered by Wells Fargo through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

The customers claim that Wells Fargo and America’s Servicing Co. improperly collected TPP payments from borrowers and improperly denied permanent loan modifications to borrowers. The lawsuits seek money or benefits, including the return of TPP payments to borrowers.

Class Certification

The trial court certified claims that Wells Fargo and America’s Servicing Co. use of the HAMP TPP are unlawful and deceptive debt collection and business practices and are fraudulent and unfair business practices. To read the court's order granting class certification of the unfair debt collection practices claim click here. To read the court's order granting class certification of the fraudulent business practices claim click here.

The class includes California residential mortgage borrowers who entered into a TPP plan on or before March 1, 2010, made the TPP payments, but did not get a permanent HAMP loan modification.

The court did not certify the claim for breach of contract. If you believe you have a contract claim regarding your TPP plan, you may wish to seek legal advice regarding a contract claim, including advice about when the statute of limitations expires under the circumstances.

If You Are A Class Member . . .

If you are a class member, your unlawful and deceptive debt collection and business practice claims will be resolved at the trial unless you opt out of the class. If you want to opt out of this lawsuit, you must do so by August 29, 2016.

The class notice has details on class certification and how to opt out. Click here for the class notice.

Trial is scheduled to begin in on June 5, 2017.

If you have any questions about the class action, the trial or your options, call us at 619.338.1100 or email us by clicking Contact Us.