On January 5, Brian drafts a check for $3,000 drawn on Southern Marine Bank and payable to

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On January 5, Brian drafts a check for $3,000 drawn on Southern Marine Bank and payable to his assistant, Shanta. Brian puts last year’s date on the check by mistake. On January 7, before Shanta has had a chance to go to the bank, Brian is killed in an automobile accident. Southern Marine Bank is aware of Brian’s death. On January 10, Shanta presents the check to the bank, and the bank honors the check by payment to Shanta. Later, Brian’s widow, Joyce, claims that because the bank knew of Brian’s death and also because the check was by date over one year old, the bank acted wrongfully when it paid Shanta. Joyce, as executor of Brian’s estate and sole heir by his will, demands that Southern Marine Bank recredit Brian’s estate for the check paid to Shanta. Discuss fully Southern Marine’s liability in light of Joyce’s demand.

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