On April 27, 2023, an Ohio federal jury sided with Williams & Connolly client Fifth Third Bank in a certified class action. The jury rejected class plaintiffs’ $444 million breach of contract claim related to the bank’s Early Access Cash Advance loan program and found no liability for Fifth Third Bank under the voluntary payment doctrine. The trial testimony demonstrated that Fifth Third’s customers were fully aware of the price of the product and provided a decisive win after 10 years of litigation.
The Williams & Connolly team representing Fifth Third Bank at trial included Enu Mainigi, Craig Singer, Steven Pyser, Amy McKinlay, and Timothy Pellegrino.
The victory earned recognition from Law360 and named Williams & Connolly among their Legal Lions of the Week.