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All About Fifth Third Bank Lawsuits

When companies like Fifth Third Bank face lawsuits from customers, it’s important to know your options…

Fifth Third Bank has been the subject of multiple customer complaints about potential fraud issues with Fifth Third bank accounts, hidden fees on statements, and much more. When consumers try to contact Fifth Third Bank customer service they get the run-around. So it’s easy to see why my Fifth Third Bank is the subject of so many lawsuits

 

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Are lawsuits allowed against Fifth Third Bank?

It’s very likely that your user agreement with Fifth Third Bank contains language that says you can’t sue them except in small claims court, thanks to an arbitration clause. Small claims court can be time-consuming, expensive, and complicated so consumer arbitration is a good alternative.

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What is a Class Action Lawsuit? Can I file a Class Action Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank?

Class action lawsuits are single lawsuits that represent hundreds of people who all suffered the same issue with Fifth Third Bank. Your user agreement might stop you from joining a class-action lawsuit, but it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Some class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of state governments, other corporations, or large groups like former employees.

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As a Fifth Third Bank customer, what are my options for a lawsuit?

One option is to sue Fifth Third Bank in small claims court. Every state is different so you have to make sure your case qualifies. If it does, you have to submit the paperwork at your local courthouse, follow all of their regulations and procedures, and attend a court hearing. Alternatively you can use consumer arbitration as laid out in your user agreement and do everything from the comfort of your home.

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Recent and notable Fifth Third Bank lawsuits:

Fifth Third Bank CFPB lawsuit

Remember how government agencies and state governments are more likely to be able to file a class action lawsuit against big companies like Fifth Third Bank? Well that’s exactly what happened when, in 2020, the CFPB filed a civil lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank after an investigation of over three years involving half a billion pieces of data. The allegations are that improper customer charges were levied against multiple accounts.

That’s not all. Fifth Third Bank was also the subject of penalties for toxic securities of uses, consumer protection violations, wage-and-hour violations, investor protection violations, and accounting fraud or deficiencies amounting to just over 1 billion dollars in total penalties.

Fifth Third Bank truth in lending violations lawsuit

Fifth Third Bank was the subject of a nine-year-old lawsuit saying that they misled consumers about the interest rates for cash advance loans. This lawsuit says that Fifth Third Bank violated the truth in lending rules and breached their loan agreement.

Fifth Third Bank lawsuit over ATM fees

Fifth Third Bank settled for 5.2 million dollars over a class action lawsuit regarding non Fifth Third Bank ATM fees levied against accounts when balance inquiries were made. Fifth Third Bank maintains that they didn’t do anything wrong and they were not outside of their contract to charge these fees, but they settled nonetheless.

Fifth Third Bank lawsuit over recorded calls

Fifth Third Bank was the subject of a class action lawsuit regarding secretly recording phone calls with business owners without their consent. Fifth Third Bank agreed to pay 50 million dollars in an Illinois federal court case, an amount that is 3 times larger than previous settlements for the same invasion of privacy Acts. Fifth Third Bank hired telemarketing companies to sell credit cards and debit card payment processing services to businesses and recorded the calls without disclosing that they were doing so.

Fifth Third Bank Early Access Loan lawsuit

Fifth Third Bank was the subject of a class-action lawsuit about Early Access Loans. The plaintiffs claimed that Fifth Third Bank misrepresented the annual percentage interest rate for these loans and charged them higher than what was agreed upon. There are allegations of TILA violations and a breach of contract.

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