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Friday, July 8, 2011 8:40 pm

Something to remember about tort reform

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 8:40 pm
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If conservatives get their way, guys who get screwed as badly as this guy did will get bupkus:

Ikenna, a 28-year old construction worker, went to deposit a $8,463.21 Chase cashier’s check at his local Chase branch, only for the teller to decide that neither he nor his check looked right and he got tossed in jail for forgery, KING5 reports. The next day, a Friday the bank realized its mistake and left a message with the detective. But it was her day off, so he spent the entire weekend in jail.

By the time he got out, he had been fired from his job for not showing up to work. His car had been towed as well. It ended up getting sold off at auction because he couldn’t afford to get it out of the pound. He had been relying on that cashier’s check for his money but it was taken as evidence and by the time he got it back it was auctioned off.

All this while the cashier’s check had been issued by the very bank he was trying to cash it at.

Chase didn’t even apologize, not even after a year. A lawyer volunteered to help write a strongly-worded letter requesting damages. After trying hard to get a response, they sent KING 5 a two-sentence reply: “We received the letter and are reviewing the situation. We’ll be reaching out to the customer.”

I’ll just bet they will. With both middle fingers extended, no doubt.

This is the behavior of a company run by people who are convinced, despite all odds, that nothing bad will ever happen to them AND that it doesn’t matter whether they worry whether bad things might happen to others. Sociopaths, in other words.




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