Wells Fargo Bank Sued Over Trusts

Barbara Burton Morriss is suing Wells Fargo Bank over the handling of two family trusts that suffered millions of dollars in losses.

Barbara Burton Morriss is the mother of B. Douglas Morriss, the financier and former CEO of the Acartha Group in Clayton. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused B. Douglas Morriss of defrauding investors in civil charges lodged in January. The SEC alleged B. Douglas Morriss improperly transferred funds from the Acartha Group private equity management company and other investment funds into the Morriss Trust for personal use.

In the lawsuit filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court on March 19, Barbara Burton Morriss of St. Louis County alleges Wells Fargo Bank breached its fiduciary duty by failing to fully disclose financial transactions in the Burton Trust, which had $14 million in assets at one time, and in the Morriss Trust, which $32 million.

Both trusts have suffered a complete loss of value, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also alleges funds in both trusts were wrongfully pledged as collateral in risky business ventures. Barbara Burton Morriss was a beneficiary and co-trustee on both of the trusts with her son.

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Wells Fargo Bank Sued Over Trusts

2 Responses to “Wells Fargo Bank Sued Over Trusts”

  1. Betty Says:

    I have heard Well Fargo's name involved with several bad guardianship cases.

  2. Thelma Says:

    Their reputation is pretty bad, beyond guardianship.

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