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Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $9 Million Accord Over TD Bank Coin-Counting Machine Malfunctions

June 29, 2017

New Jersey Law Journal
By Charles Toutant

A federal judge in Camden granted preliminary approval on Tuesday to a $9 million settlement by TD Bank of litigation over coin-counting machines that allegedly shortchanged customers.

The settlement terms call for creation of a $7.5 million fund to repay customers who used the machines. In addition, the settlement provides attorney fees of up to $1.95 million, plus another $50,000 in service awards to the nine named plantiffs in the eight consolidated suits. Litigation costs of up to $100,000 are to be drawn from the settlement fund. The parties reached the agreement after mediation with former U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Rosen, now with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads in Cherry Hill.

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