Muslim Couple Suing US Bank

October 25, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On October 25, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "a Muslim couple are suing US Bank, claiming a local branch refused to give them a checking account because of their religion and Arabic origin. Sami and Marisol Najjar said in the lawsuit that they tried to open a joint checking account last month but were told they could not because Sami Najjar had not been at his job or current address for 90 days. Others in the bank chain said there is no such requirement, according to the lawsuit, which asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Lisa Clark, spokeswoman for the bank, said it cannot comment on a pending lawsuit."