LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County man is accusing a bank of falsely advertising a service.
Wolff filed a complaint individually and on behalf of other members of
the general public similarly situated on Feb. 24 in the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California against HSBC Bank USA NA
alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Law.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendant falsely advertises
that it would provide premier bank account customers funds for
referrals. The plaintiff alleges that he was enticed by the defendant to
open a premier account with its bank, which a required $10,000 as
minimum balance, in exchange for a referral fund of $100. The defendant
allegedly refused to award the said referral fee to the plaintiff despite meeting all the
The plaintiffs hold HSBC Bank USA NA
responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide an
opportunity for plaintiffs to review the accurate description of what
was being offered, and deceived plaintiff and other class members by
offering incentives without any intention of providing them.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant,
order certifying class, appoint representative and counsel, corrective
advertising, actual damages or full restitution, punitive and statutory damages, attorneys’
fees, costs, interest, and other relief as may be justly entitled. He is
represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of
Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01552