An objector filed a Notice of Appeal
regarding district court’s decision to grant final approval of the settlement. Later in November, this appeal was voluntarily dismissed
, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Case No. 18-14753, 11th Cir.)
October 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement that provides class members with a refund of the undisclosed fees.
2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Ally Bank alleging that its SmartLease (a standardized form lease agreement) fails to disclose all of the fees charged to customers who purchase a leased vehicle. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in 2017.) (Schreiber et al v. Ally Financial Inc., Case No. 14-cv-22069, S. D. FL.)