NEW CUMBERLAND – A Chester couple is suing a credit card issuer for problems they allegedly experienced several months after they paid the bill in full.

Dorothy J. White and John W. White filed the suit on Feb. 22 in Hancock Circuit Court against Macy's Corporate Services Inc. and Department Stores National Bank.

In June 2015,  Dorothy J. White received a bill for her Macy's Star Rewards Account in the amount of $2,393.62. On June 8, the plaintiff allegedly delivered a check for the full amount to the Macy's at the Fort Steuben Mall.

The plaintiff, however, allegedly continued to receive bills for increasing balances, due to unpaid fees and interest, for the next seven months, until January. That bill showed a balance of $2,423.45 along with interest and fees.

The suit alleges that the defendants violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, as well as committed fraud, breach of contract and negligence.

John W. White also is suing over loss of consortium in that he has lost the society, services and comfort of his wife, according to the complaint.

In addition to a trial by jury, the plaintiffs demand judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits that would adequately compensate them for the alleged violations of the law by the defendants. That would include punitive damages, pre- and post-trial interest and costs, and other relief the court deems appropriate.

They are represented by David A. Jividen and Chad D. Haught of the Jividen Law Office PLLC in Wheeling. The case is being heard by Judge Jason A. Cuomo

Hancock Circuit Court Case number 16-C-24

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