ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis customer alleges a bank charges account holders a fee for using a debit card and that it is not authorized to make these charges.
Christine Zubert filed a complaint on behalf of herself and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 11 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Commerce Bank NA alleging breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on dates in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017, the defendant charged her fees for using her debit card. She alleges she did not consent to these fees and that the bank account agreement does not authorize the defendant to charge a debit card service fee or a Visa check card service fee.
The plaintiff holds Commerce Bank NA responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully charged its account holders a debit card service fee and a Visa Check card service fee without authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying the proposed class and appointing plaintiff and her counsel as representatives; an award for actual and compensatory damages; with interest, costs, fees and disbursement; and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by Tiffany M. Yiatras of Consumer Protection Legal LLC in Ellisville; James Rosemergy of Carey, Danis & Lowe in St. Louis; and Jeffrey Kaliel and Sophia Gold of Kaliel PLLC in Washington, D.C.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11396