ORLANDO – A consumer alleges a retail gasoline station company charged customers an excessive authorization hold fee.

Kara Teggerdine filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Nov. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Speedway LLC alleging negligence, unjust enrichment and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 17, she visited one of defendant's gasoline stations with the intent to purchase gasoline. Later that same day as she went to make another purchase, she alleges she found out that her bank account balance was wiped out because the defendant just recently implemented a new policy wherein it places two-hour holds of $125 on the bank accounts of customers making gas purchases. She alleges hers was not reversed for approximately 48 hours.

The plaintiffs hold Speedway LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly changed its policy and drastically increased its authorization hold from $1 to $125 without disclosure or notification to its customers.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in her favor, order certifying the proposed class, appointing plaintiff and her counsel to represent the class, permanently enjoined from its improper conduct, disgorgement of all profits, costs of suit, attorneys’ fees and further relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by John A. Yanchunis, Marco W. Valladares and Patrick A. Barthle II of Morgan & Morgan in Tampa and Jean Sutton Martin of Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin PLLC in Wilmington, North Carolina.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-03280

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