Q&A: How Could a Bank Be Responsible in a Wire Fraud Case?

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By: Bill Henry
PublishedFeb 22, 2019
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How can a bank be held responsible for a wire fraud case?

Well, Robinson and Henry doesn’t just accept that the uniform commercial code places liability on one party in this circumstance and another in another circumstance. We look at the facts of the case in a much broader context, not only in the context of bank regulation and bank law, but in the context of general negligence law.

In other words, yes, if you’re a banker or a bank, you have to follow your laws and rules and regulations. But you also have to follow general rules of law, which require people to act prudently in the normal course of their business and not engage in risky activity.

So while obviously the laws that control these particular fact situations are critically important and the outcome do turn on these laws, you have to look at it in a broader context. You can’t just walk away from a dispute or from a loss because you see that the bank is able to rely on one regulation of law that seems to get them off the hook. You have to look at the picture from a much higher altitude and see if you can’t put the behavior of the bank into more of a negligence bucket, and often you can recover on a different theory other than just the violation of the banking rules and regulations.

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