Publix Sued in Class Action Over ATM Fees

Publix Supermarkets Inc., was recently hit with a consumer class action in Florida federal court claiming that the supermarket giant failed to properly notify consumers that they would be charged for using its automatic teller machines, in violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (“EFTA”). The lawsuit was filed by four individuals who used ATM’s at Publix supermarkets in the Miami Beach area.  The plaintiff representatives claim that they were charged a $2.00 “surcharge” or “terminal usage fee” and that no notice was posted at the ATM’s apprising consumers that a fee would be charged for use of the ATM. This is in direct violation of the EFTA which imposes strict liability upon ATM operators that fail to comply with its disclosure requirements.  The case is styled: Ruslan Gahramanov, et al. v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., Case 1:11-cv-23090-JAL and filed in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida.  The attorneys at Balkan & Patterson, LLP are experienced in class action litigation and will act to protect consumers against corporate wrongdoers. If you believe you have potential for a class action, please contact us immediately and we will review your case at no charge.
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