Mike Frerichs

Senator to push bill to let Wells Fargo customers sue over unauthorized accounts

Senator to push bill to let Wells Fargo customers sue over unauthorized accounts

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Monday that he plans to push legislation that would allow Wells Fargo & Co. customers to sue the bank over unauthorized accounts opened by employees trying to meet aggressive sales quotas.

The escalating scandal also drew the attention of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who in a speech criticized the San Francisco bank and other companies that use the fine print in customer contracts to force disputes into private arbitration instead of allowing consumers to go to court.

She said Monday that if elected, she would “rein in the abuse.”

Brown’s bill, which he plans to...

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