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Crawford v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
425 Fed. Appx. 445 (2011)
On August 12, 2002, Janet Sparks issued a $200,000 check to Betty Crawford (plaintiff), drawing from an Entech Personal Services Inc. account at JPMorgan Chase Bank (defendant). On the same day, Chase honored the check and gave Crawford a cashier’s check in the same amount. On August 19, 2002, Entech filed for bankruptcy and asked Chase to stop payment on the check. Chase did so and returned $200,000 to Entech’s account. On August 21, 2002, Crawford went to her local bank to deposit the Chase cashier’s check. Chase refused to honor the check. Almost six years later, Crawford sued Chase. The district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim, holding that Chase discharged its obligation with respect to the original check and that the three-year statute of limitations had run on any claim based on the cashier’s check. Crawford appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Batchelder, C.J.)
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