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Stevens v. Tri Counties Bank, No. C058154

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By FindLaw Staff on September 02, 2009 4:40 PM

In plaintiff's action involving the California Multiple-Party Accounts Law (CAMPAL), trial court's judgment in favor of defendant is reversed where the joint bank account contract with defendant incorporated California law relating to such agreements, except to the extent that the contract explicitly varies from California law, and thus, because the way in which defendant added an individual to the account in this case did not conform to the requirements of section 5303 incorporated in the account contract, defendant can be liable for breaching the contract when it allowed her to withdraw all of the money in plaintiff's account.       

Read Stevens v. Tri Counties Bank, No. C058154

Appellate Information

Filed September 1, 2009


Opinion by Judge Scotland


For Appellant:

Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston, George E. Murphy, Suzanne M. Nicholson; and William A. Ward

For Respondent:

C. Athena Roussos; Law Office of Philip J. Rhodes and Philip J. Rhodes

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