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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, December 17, 2017

UPS LOSES a Man’s $846,648 Inheritance Check  - But Only Offers Him a $32 Refund for Shipping and an Apology Letter After the Bank Refused to Pay out a Dime

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2017-12-17/ec8355ad-bdf5-44c5-af64-e7c1a660aab1.pngUPS allegedly lost an inheritance check that was worth $846,648. When Dr. Louis Herbert died in 2015, he left his daughter, Lorette Taylor, responsible for administering his estate. In order to send Herbert’s legacy, Taylor went to a local branch of TD Canada Trust Bank to obtain a bank draft. The bank representatives told her that was the safest method to send such a large sum of money. When UPS lost the package, they refunded Taylor $32 and wrote her a letter of apology. The bank is currently refusing to draft another note unless Taylor provides them some collateral.

See Regina F. Graham, UPS LOSES a Man’s $846,648 Inheritance Check  - But Only Offers Him a $32 Refund for Shipping and an Apology Letter After the Bank Refused to Pay out a Dime, DailyMail.com, December 14, 2017.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2017/12/ups-loses-a-mans-846648-inheritance-check-but-only-offers-him-a-32-refund-for-shipping-and-an-apolog.html

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