Walker v. Discover Financial Services, Inc

Case # 10-cv-06994
Case Name Walker v. Discover Financial Services, Inc
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. IL
Summary

Discover Financial offered a Payment Protection Plan that, for a fee, would confer certain benefits on card-holders in the event of a covered hardship. Discover habitually signed up card-holders for this plan, often under the guise of sending them promotional material. Card-holders were unwittingly enrolled and then required to pay fees for a service they did not desire. Plaintiffs allege that this violated the Federal Truth in Lending Act.

Final Approval Date 05/10/2012
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. Objector Petrus (through Attorney Bandas) appealed the Final Approval.
  3. The appeal was voluntarily dismissed before the Court could rule on a $25,000 appeal bond.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 07/06/2012
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval.pdf
Response to Objections.pdf
Final Order.pdf
Order Granting Attorneys' Fees.pdf
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Objection of Aaron Petrus

Objectors Aaron Petrus
Signers Aaron Petrus
Attorneys Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  2. Intra-class conflict is a real possibility.
  3. Class is too disparate to meet requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23.
  4. Class does not properly exclude employees or agents of the Defendant, as well as other parties with a potential conflict of interest.

Class counsel moved to require a $25,000 appeal bond from Objector-Appellant Petrus. The appeal was voluntarily dismissed before the Court ruled on the bond.

NOTE: It appears that Objector Petrus is related to Christopher Bandas' office manager.

NOTE: Christopher Bandas filed his appearance on the Appeal.

Attachments Objection of Aaron Petrus.pdf
Appeal of Objector Petrus.pdf
Bandas Appearance for Objector-Appellant Petrus.pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Memorandum in Support of Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Declaration in Support of Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Dismissal of Appeal of Objector Petrus.pdf
Appeal Docket.pdf
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