Stevens v. Tri Counties Bank, No. C058154
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
Filed September 1, 2009
Opinion by Judge Scotland
Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston, George E. Murphy, Suzanne M. Nicholson; and William A. Ward
C. Athena Roussos; Law Office of Philip J. Rhodes and Philip J. Rhodes
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