Huntington Bank faces discrimination lawsuit against Arab-American group

Huntington Bank has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit by the Arab-American Civil Rights League.

The bank is accused of closing the accounts of Arab-Americans in metro Detroit for no apparent reason.  In March the ACRL set up a hotline over the issue after getting several complaints.  Since then, we're told, the number of complaints has ballooned to more than 100.

The ACRL says "Based on the overwhelming number of complaints that have come through the ACRL hotline in recent months, it is apparent that a concerted effort is now being made to close the accounts of individuals who fit a certain profile."

Huntington Bank spokeswoman Maureen Brown responded to the allegations in a statement saying, "We are reviewing the information available to us at this time and cannot specifically comment. It is Huntington's policy to not comment on legal matters. However, Huntington appreciates the opportunity to do business within the Arab-American community, in greater Detroit and all our other markets."

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