SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co., citing alleged unfair competition.
Donald Allen and Portia Allen filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Wells Fargo, alleging that the financial institution advertised to the plaintiffs that their account will be free and include no fees.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from being misled into opening accounts that they were charged for. The plaintiffs holds Wells Fargo responsible because the defendant allegedly made false claims about the charges associated with opening an account with them in order to entice the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek corrective advertising, actual damages, restitution, punitive damages, statutory enhanced damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00333-AJB-RBB