Online client scam fails to tar attorney

First American Bank paid $486,750 on a counterfeit check that attorney David M. Goodson was duped into depositing in his client trust fund at Citizens Bank.Suing in Chicago, First American tried to hold Goodson liable for the loss based on Section 3-418 of the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code, which provides a remedy when a draft has been paid or accepted by mistake. And even though First American wasn’t Goodson&rsquo …

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