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Thomas v. First National Bank of Scranton
Citation:173 Pa. Super. 205, 96 A.2d 196 (Pa. Sup. Ct. 1953)
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Thomas had a checking account with First National. He delivered a check for $1,225 to Sabor Dental Supply House as payee but then requested the Bank stop the payment the next day via a signed form. That signed form absolved the Bank of any liability in the event that the check still accidentally went through. Three days later, the check went through. Thomas sued to recover the funds.
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