Saturday, February 25, 2012

Banks Colluding with Insurers to Rip Off Homeowners, Lawsuit Alleges


As American Banker reported, a federal judge in Miami on Tuesday opened the door to a class action against Wells Fargo. More than 20,000 Florida homeowners can now sue Wells Fargo and an insurance company, QBE, for allegedly overcharging for insurance. More than $50 million in insurance premiums are at issue, according to American Banker.

The suit itself, filed last year, is sealed, but the judge, Robert Scola, laid out the allegations against Wells Fargo. The judge didn’t rule on the case but allowed it to go forward as a class action. In his decision, the judge cited the plaintiffs' claims that Wells Fargo and QBE “colluded in a scheme to artificially inflate the premiums charged to homeowners.”

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Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor