Thursday, July 9, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

A woman allegedly brought a lawsuit against Chase Bank after a bank employee reportedly revealed to the woman's husband that the woman had an individual bank account.

The woman, who had a joint account with her husband at Chase, also had a personal account with the bank that had a balance of $800,000. This was unbeknownst to him. The husband found out about the "secret account" when a bank employee called him suggesting that he use the money in the account to make investments that would yield higher returns.

The lawsuit's plaintiff claims that once her husband found out about the once clandestine account, he began to put a strain on the marriage by harassing her for money. The plaintiff says that she eventually relinquished $155,000 to her husband in order to save her marriage. She is suing Chase for violating non-disclosure laws. She wants the bank to pay her $155,000 plus legal fees.

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