Cummins v. H&R Block, Inc. Consumer Class Action Settlement
In a consumer protection class action case litigated for five years in venues ranging from the West Virginia trial and appellate courts, to federal district courts in West Virginia and Illinois, to the United States Supreme Court, our lawyers served as lead counsel in winning a $62.5 million multistate class action settlement against H&R Block. The case involved first-impression claims relating to the application of a West Virginia consumer protection statute to Block’s predatory refund anticipation loan product. Other firms across the country litigated cases against Block alleging similar claims, without success, for more than ten years. West Virginia’s share of the settlement was $32.5 million.