Archive for 2013

December 19, 2013

Matt Crimmins Speaks at Press Conference Along with Mayor James and U.S. Rep. Cleaver on Topic of Poverty Housing

On November 22, 2013, WBSV attorney Matt Crimmins spoke in his capacity as President of Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity at a press conference along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James and U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver related to a grant of $1.1 million for home repair for needy families in the Kansas City area.  Truman […] Read More




December 17, 2013

Mitchell Class Settlement

Good news!  The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an Order in Residential Funding Corporation’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy approving the $14.5 million class action settlement with Defendant Residential Funding Corporation (“RFC”) in Mitchell v. Residential Funding, et al., on condition that Class Counsel also obtains the Circuit Court of […] Read More




November 27, 2013

Kessler Class Settlement

Class Counsel are pleased to announce a class action settlement in In re: Residential Capital, LLC, et al., Case No. 12-12020 (MG), in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, related to the loans acquired by Residential Funding Corporation (“RFC”) that are at issue in In re Community Bank of Northern Virginia Mortgage […] Read More




November 22, 2013

WBSV to Present on Topic of “Class Actions for Consumers”

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C. will be speaking at the Fourth Annual John Shamberg Memorial CLE, presented by the Johnson County Bar Foundation.   The topic of the program is “Access to Justice for Consumers.”  At 4:00 pm, WBSV shareholders Brett Milbourn, Tom […] Read More




November 18, 2013

U.S. Bank Direct Loans Settlement

August 13, 2012 WBSV is pleased to announce that the Court has preliminarily approved a $92,000,000.00 class action settlement in Thomas v. U.S. Bank National Association, Case No. 1216-CV20561. U.S. Bank National Association and U.S. Bank National Association ND (collectively “U.S. Bank”) have agreed to pay $92,000,000.00 to settle the claims of over 2,400 class members who […] Read More




November 12, 2013

New WBSV Website Launch

Greetings and welcome to WBSV’s new website!  We are excited to announce that our firm has a brand-new online hub where you can find more information and features (like this blog) than ever before.   Under this new digital exterior, our firm’s core remains unchanged.  You will find the same experienced, dedicated trial attorneys and […] Read More




October 30, 2013

Baker-TMS Settlement

WBSV is pleased to announce a $7,350,000 class action settlement in Baker, et al. v. Century Financial Group, Inc., et al., Case No. CV100-4294 CC. Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $7,350,000 to settle the claims of 163 class members who obtained 98 second mortgage loans from Century Financial Group on or after June […] Read More




October 22, 2013

Northern District of Illinois Conditionally Certifies Class of Loan Originators

WBSV is pleased to announce that a nationwide class of loan originators employed with Wintrust Mortgage has been conditionally certified in Sylvester v. Wintrust Financial Corporation, et al.  Beginning October 22, 2013, notices approved by the Northern District of Illinois are being sent to current and former loan originators employed by Wintrust to inform them […] Read More




March 8, 2013

Gilmor-Wilmington Settlement

WBSV is pleased to announce an $800,000 class action settlement in Gilmor, et al. v. Preferred Credit Corporation, et al., Case No. 4:10-cv-00189-ODS.   Wilmington Trust Company (“Wilmington”) has agreed to pay $800,000  to settle the claims of 260 class members who obtained 148 loans that were purchased by, assigned or conveyed to, or otherwise owned and/or held by or […] Read More




March 6, 2013

Gilmor-DBNTC Settlement

WBSV is pleased to announce a $1,000,000 class action settlement in Gilmor, et al. v. Preferred Credit Corporation, et al., Case No. 4:10-cv-00189-ODS.   Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A. (“DBNTC”) has agreed to pay $1,000,000 to settle the claims of 227 class members who obtained 130 loans that were […] Read More




March 6, 2013

$2.1 Million Settlement in Electric Shock Injury Case

The WBSV team of David Skeens, Paula Brown and Kip Richards obtained a $2.1 million settlement for our client, a Clay County, Missouri homeowner, who dug into an underground 7,200-volt power line that had not been marked by a locating and marking company. Our client suffered electrical shock injuries, including a fractured neck, permanent numbness […] Read More




January 31, 2013

WBSV Obtains Top Win in the State of Missouri For Victim of Child Abuse

On December 31, 2012, WBSV was also featured in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly in an article entitled Judge Rules for Sexually Abused Swimmer. The WBSV trial team of Fred Walters, Karen Renwick and Matt Crimmins successfully represented a child who was sexually abused by her swim coach. We obtained a judgment on her behalf for […] Read More




January 31, 2013

WBSV Sees Big Payouts for Clients on Second Mortgage Cases

We are proud of the results we have obtained for our clients in our second mortgage class action cases.  It is rewarding to see how the size of the individual recoveries we obtained had a tremendous impact on so many of our class members.  On December 31, 2012, WBSV was featured in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly on the […] Read More




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