Berman Tabacco

Wells Fargo TILA

McLaughlin v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., D/B/A Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, No. 3:15-cv-02904 (N.D. Cal.)

Berman Tabacco served as local counsel for a class of borrowers with mortgages held and serviced by Wells Fargo in an action alleging that the bank’s payoff statements violated the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) as they failed to disclose insurance claim funds. Plaintiffs achieved a precedent-setting opinion holding that TILA requires the bank to include insurance claim funds in its mortgage payoff statements. See McLaughlin v Wells Fargo Bank NA, No. 3:15-cv-02904-WHA, 2015 WL 10889993 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2015). The case settled for 88% of the total maximum statutory damages available under TILA. The settlement also requires Wells Fargo to disclose insurance claim funds on all of its payoff statements going forward.

Case Information

  • Settlement Amount:
    $880,000 and changes to company practices