Bank of HawaiiWere you charged overdraft fees by Bank of Hawaii between 2005 and 2010? If so, you could get a cash payment from a class action lawsuit settlement.

The Bank of Hawaii overdraft fee settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled Taulava v. Bank of Hawaii, charging Bank of Hawaii with not posting debit card and ATM transactions in the order they were made, and instead posting transactions in the order of highest dollar amount to lowest dollar amount so it could maximize overdraft fees.

Bank of Hawaii denies the allegations, but has offered to settle the case with a $9 million class action lawsuit settlement.

Class Members of the Bank of Hawaii overdraft fee class action settlement include all persons and entities that had a personal checking account with Bank of Hawaii and were charged two or more overdraft fees on debit card or ATM transactions on a single banking day anytime between February 15, 2005 and August 15, 2010.

The amount of money you will receive from the Bank of Hawaii overdraft fee settlement will be based on the following equation:

Bank of Hawaii will use its business records to identify each day during the class period on which a Class Member had two or more overdraft fees on his or her account. Bank of Hawaii will then determine the total number of overdrafts for the Class Member on these days (the Individual Total). The Individual Totals of all Class Members will then be added to determine the total number of overdrafts for the entire Class during the class period (the Class Total). After deducting litigation expenses, the balance of the settlement amount will be divided by the Class Total. The resulting amount will be the reimbursement value for each overdraft. Each Class Member’s Individual Total will then be multiplied by the reimbursement value to determine individual payment amounts.

All Class Members will automatically receive class action settlement benefits if the settlement is approved, as long as they did not exclude themselves. A Fairness Hearing will be held February 14, 2012.

More information about your rights in the Bank of Hawaii Overdraft Fee Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at

Join a Free Bank Overdraft Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

If you have incurred overdraft fees in the last three years from any of the following banks, you may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover some or all of your overdraft fees:

  • Ally Financial Inc.
  • Bank of Hawaii
  • Bank of the West
  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Commerce Bank
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
  • BOKF NA (includes Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas, and Colorado State Bank and Trust).

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  • Anonymous February 14, 2012

    So does anyone know the outcome?

  • Anonymous March 29, 2012

    So, what is the latest on this case? Such as, are there any refunds to customers that are affected by this?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2012

    I hassled every branch that pulled this stunt. Some branches were notorious while others gave me no problem. I would tell BOH operation managers that this was a scam but to no avail until this lawsuit.

    But big whoops! I only received $4 from this settlement. I’m sure the attorneys and the main respondent got most of the $$$

  • Mr. Mailo November 6, 2013

    It is now Nov. 6th and I am wondering if BOH is back to it’s usual practices of nsf fees manipulation. Please let me know or let me hear your voice. Fed up.

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