Lawyer James Sturdevant was ebullient Wednesday after the California Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Bank of America could face more than a billion dollars in damages for its banking practices. Sturdevant represents a class led by Paul Miller, a disabled man who spent money the bank had mistakenly credited to his account, then saw BofA cover the overdraft by withdrawing Social Security benefits deposited there. Miller sued, arguing that government-directed deposits shouldn't be subject to seizure.
Calif. Supreme Court Takes Up $1 Billion Banking Case
March 22, 2007