For Immediate Release: Hyde & Swigart, counsel for the settlement class in Barani v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 12-CV-02999-GPC(KSC), currently pending in the Southern District of California, caused to be published today notice of a class action settlement reached.  Notice was published notifying class members as to the settlement and instructions on to how claims may be submitted….

During the past two decades, much has been written about the enforceability of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses contained in most consumer agreements. Suffice it to say, the strong federal presumption in favor of arbitration has trumped almost every  claim that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) was not enacted to apply to consumer contracts of adhesion,…

Today the New York Times published an article outlining the level of absurdity that corporations will go through to abrogate the legal rights of consumers.  Three years ago the Supreme Court delivered the opinion of AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, 584 F.3d 849, where it reversed the 9th Circuit and found that the Federal Arbitration…

The federal district court for the Southern District of California issued a ruling regarding the TCPA on April 9th granting Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  Plaintiffs represented by Hyde & Swigart as well as the Kazerouni Law Group, APC were able to certify for settlement…