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STATE v. BANK OF AM. CORP., B172190

Plaintiff's whistleblower action under the False Claims Act, alleging a failure to report reconveyance fees as escheated property under the California Unclaimed Property Law, is dismissed where the fees were not subject to escheat since defendant's obligation to refund the reconveyance fees was neither certain nor liquidated.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/31/2005
  • Published 01/31/2005

Judges

  • SUZUKAWA, J.**

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Markun Zusman & Compton, David S. Markun and Robert K. Crowe for Plaintiff and Appellant William Bowen.

  • For Appellees:
  • Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, Jonathan P. Hayden, Warrington S. Parker III, and Elizabeth S. Pehrson, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent Bank of America, joined by Gary F. Torrell and Christine M. Johnson for Defendant and Respondent Downey Savings and Loan Association, and Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro, John L. Hossack and Andrea Y. Slade, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Union Bank of California.
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