Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kumaraperu v. Feldsted (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

A bank account is owned by X, but Y says that the money in it belongs to Y.  So Y writes a check on the account, payable to Y, and signs X's name on it.  Assume that Y is right that the money belongs to Y.

Is the act of signing X's name to the check, without X's authorization, forgery?

The Court of Appeal says "No."

Fascinating opinion.