CLAIMED HOUSE KEYS AND DEEDS HAD BEEN STOLEN
V.S. filed a $10,000 small claims case against Santander Bank claiming that her safety deposit box had been raided and that her house keys and other valuables, like the deeds to her two properties, were missing.
After she later experienced a break-in at one of her homes and had to purchase new locks and keys, and new security systems, V.S. filed suit. But, after trial, the Kings County Civil Court found in the bank’s favor and dismissed the case.
On appeal, the Appellate Term, Second Department, cited to the testimony of the bank’s manager that there had been no evidence of any box tampering, and ultimately concluded that the case’s dismissal was consistent with “the rules and principles of substantive law.”
Was V.S. boxed out there?
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