American Express sues card member for $45K

David Yates Feb. 15, 2013, 3:58pm

Seeking to recover more than $45,000 on a delinquent account, American Express Bank has filed suit against Beaumont local Erica Novak. 

The suit was filed Feb. 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, the parties entered into a card member agreement, in which American Express made cash advances to the defendant.

The suit does not state when the agreement was agreed upon.

“Defendant has failed to repay all of the advances made under the agreement,” the suit states. “The current balance due … totals $45,000.”

The suit accuses the defendant of breaching her contract and unjust enrichment.

American Express is suing for actual damages, interest and attorney’s fees.

Houston attorney Donald DeGrasse of Degrasse & Rolnick represents the plaintiff.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A193-905

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