ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis County resident is suing a bank, citing alleged breach of contract.

Anselm Lauer filed a complaint June 20 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against US Bank National Association alleging that the defendant failed to comply with a written agreement to keep the plaintiff's account secure.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Oct. 14, 2015, and Dec. 7, 2015, 41 checks were written on his accounts without his authorization, knowledge or consent. The person has since pled guilty to criminal conduct in connection with the fraudulent transactions; however, the defendant allegedly paid all of the checks from the plaintiff's account, which amounted to $7,244, without his authorization. 

The plaintiff holds US Bank National Association responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise appropriate standard of care, investigate fraudulent transactions and take remedial action, breaching the agreement.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount of at least $7,244, together with all allowable additional damages, pre-judgment interest, costs, attorneys' fees and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Albert S. Watkins and Patrick J. Brazill of Kodner Watkins Kloecker LC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10621

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