Man sues First State Bank for unfair late fees

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 13, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- A Barboursville man is suing the First State Bank for charging him unfair late fees on at least 29 occasions.

HUNTINGTON -- A Barboursville man is suing the First State Bank for charging him unfair late fees on at least 29 occasions.

On Dec. 19, 2008, Paul Staley and his wife entered into a mortgage loan with the defendant, according to a complaint filed Oct. 17 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Staley claims although the promissory note said late fees would be no more than $15, he was charged late fees of $60.14 per month at least 29 times.

The defendant charged late fees even during a number of months when Staley made a payment on time, according to the suit.

Staley is seeking actual damages and civil penalties of $4,400 for each violation. He is being represented by Daniel F. Hedges.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 11-C-767

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