Card member sued by American Express

By David Yates | May 8, 2013

Seeking to recover more than $5,000 on a delinquent account, American Express Bank has filed suit against Beaumont local Bobby Owens. 

The suit was filed May 2 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 $5,227.12.”

The suit accuses the defendant of breaching his 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 Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D194-304

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