United States District Court Judge Daniel Jordan issued an opinion dismissing claims against Trustmark, having found them to be time-barred. [Soriano v. Trustmark, et al.].
The Plaintiff filed the action against his accountant and Trustmark alleging misappropriation of funds by the accountant and the failure of an unstated legal duty by Trustmark with regard to the bank account opened in connection with the Plaintiff's bankruptcy. The Court agreed with Trustmark's assertion of federal jurisdiction. The Court went on to explain that "[t]he Complaint provides neither a specific cause of action against Trustmark nor a factual basis supporting a plausible claim ....". Although no specific cause of action could be gleaned from the Complaint, the alleged conduct occurred more than three years prior to the filing of the Complaint and, thus, was barred by the statute of limitations.
Congratulations to Trustmark and to Trey Jones and Karen Howell for a job well done.