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Woman Says Bank Foreclosure Killed Her Mom

FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A woman died after Wells Fargo locked her out of her home in foreclosure proceedings, leaving her unable to plug in the oxygen concentrator she needed to live, her daughter claims in court.

Brooke Noble sued Wells Fargo Bank on Thursday in Superior Court, for negligence and the wrongful death of her mother, Marsha Kilgore.

She claims that in its foreclosure proceedings, Wells Fargo violated state orders and locked her mother out of her home. Her mom died on Oct. 16, 2013, "from inability to breathe," according to the lawsuit.

The bank knew that her mother was dependent on an oxygen concentrator that needs to be plugged into the wall, Noble says.

"Without the continuous needed oxygen and due to the stress of being locked out of her home, Ms. Kilgore's condition rapidly worsened and she died," the daughter says.

She calls the bank's conduct "despicable."

She seeks punitive damages.

Noble is represented by Lenore Albert of Huntington Beach.

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