Dan Harkins Jul. 23, 2015, 1:45pm


A bank is suing a couple for taking out a home loan but going into default.

Communitybank of Texas NA, formerly known as Vista Bank Texas, filed a complaint July 16 in Jefferson County District Court against Robert and Darlene O'Neal.

The plaintiff, of Jefferson County, issued a note to the defendants with a maturity date of June 22, 2015, the lawsuit states -- $536,566.12, bearing interest at 5 percent.

When the note matured, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff demanded payment, waiting 30 days with no payments.

The principal now has unpaid accrual of $737.52, late charges of $19.02, legal fees of $1,780 and insurance payments of $15,690.22.

The plaintiff, citing breach of contract, seeks the principal and fees still due, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees and court costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Jon Burmeister and Kerwin B. Stone of Moore, Landrey LLP in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number B-197347.

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