Settlement reached in suit alleging Wells Fargo outed victim 07 Aug 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging that Wells Fargo and one of its mortgage bankers in Mankato mistakenly outed a family under victim protection.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Randy Knutson told the Star Tribune on Monday that the sides came to a “fair and reasonable settlement.” Terms were not disclosed.

A spokesman for San Francisco-based Wells Fargo says the lawsuit “has been settled on terms that are acceptable to both sides.”

According to the lawsuit, the victim’s mother applied for a mortgage on a new home in November 2016, four months after her daughter was sexually assaulted.

The suit alleged mail bearing the mother’s name from Wells Fargo and from others targeting her as a new homeowner began showing up at what was supposed to be a secret location.

The mother and daughter had enrolled in Minnesota’s Safe at Home program, designed to protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and others who fear for their safety.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com