Louie Torres Jun. 16, 2016, 2:11pm

CHICAGO – A man alleges a financial institution failed to notify him that his checking account had been converted after a sale of the bank.

Slawomir Szewc filed a complaint on June 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against U.S. Bank alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was arrested and charged with deceptive practices when he wrote a check to the village of River Forest in 2014 from his Charter One account, not knowing that his account became inactive when U.S. Bank purchased Charter One. The plaintiff holds U.S. Bank responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly notify plaintiff about the changes when it took over Charter One Bank and failed to issue him a new checkbook and new account number.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Gregory E. Kulis of Gregory E. Kulis & Associates LTD in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L005429

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