Well, our thought is, the bank should have never cashed a certified cheque made out to John Doe for $60 000, unless John Doe was doing the cashing. Allowing someone else to cash a cheque of this amount, without knowing for sure that it was not a forged signature, seems to suggest liablity?
The money had nothing to do with a business...in fact, she scammed me and gave me a Promissory note, again with a forged signature from her partner, to talk me into lending him the money. Turns out she had scammed a lot of people...including her partner...but this did not come out till the day of her death. She died with thousands of dollars owing to many people so...nothing to get from her. Just seems the bank could have avoided this problem by not allowing a cheque ...especially of this magnitude...to be cashed by someone else. We are in because Canada.