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Richard D. McCune

McCune Wright LLP

Redlands, CA, USA

Richard McCune is a partner of McCuneWright, LLP, a consumer Plaintiff law firm located in Southern California.  Richard McCune and McCuneWright, LLP handle a variety of complex litigation matters, with special emphasis and experience in consumer class actions against financial institutions and automobile manufacturers.  Richard McCune is AV rated, and was one of the finalists for 2011 California Consumer Attorney of the Year.  He frequently lectures at attorney conferences, where he has made presentations on banking class actions, foreclosure class actions, and automobile product liability cases.  He has been featured on numerous news shows, including The Today Show and CNN, as well as he has been quoted and interviewed for wide ranging newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine, and The Economist.

Richard McCune's experience in financial institution class action cases include serving as co-trial counsel in Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in which Plaintiffs obtained a $203 million trial verdict in 2010 on behalf of 1.14 million California Wells Fargo Bank customers arising from the assessment of overdraft fees.  The verdict also led to an injunction and change of practice by Wells Fargo.  The case was the subject of a significant federal pre-emption ruling by the 9th Circuit, and the verdict has survived two appellate challenges.    The Gutierrez case spawned MDL #2036 – In Re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation before Federal Court Judge James Lawrence King in the Southern District of Florida.  Richard McCune was significantly involved in a number of the bank cases within that MDL, which have collectively settled for a total of more than one billion dollars, including U.S. Bank, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Union Bank.  He has active consumer class action cases against Bank of America, TD Bank, and cases against a number of smaller banks and credit unions.

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