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Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check

Julia Williams and I represented David Goodson, an Illinois attorney, who was sued by First American Bank when a check he deposited turned out to be a fraudulent check. Goodson did not know that the check was fraudulent. Instead, he believed that the check was a payment of past due spousal support. We obtained a dismissal of the complaint in the District Court and the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal. Julia Williams handled the oral argument and signed the briefs on appeal.

I won’t attempt to summarize the excellent opinion of Judge Posner.

Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

Source: First American Bank v. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA, CITIZENS BANK, NA, Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 2016 – Google Scholar