Central Bank and Trust Company, an Alabama Corporation, Appellee, v. First Northwest Bank, a Missouri Corporation, Appellant, v. William Vincent Tucker et al., Third-party Defendants, 458 F.2d 511 (8th Cir. 1972)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - 458 F.2d 511 (8th Cir. 1972) Submitted May 11, 1972. Decided May 17, 1972

Francis L. Kenney, Jr., Kenney, Leritz & Reinert, St. Louis, Mo., for appellant.

Thomas C. Walsh, Daniel R. O'Neill, St. Louis, Mo., Robert E. Parsons, Birmingham, Ala., for appellee; Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts, St. Louis, Mo., McDaniel, Hall & Parsons, Birmingham, Ala., of counsel.

Before MATTHES, Chief Judge, and HEANEY and STEPHENSON, Circuit Judges.


This is an appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in favor of plaintiff-appellee and against appellant First Northwest Bank.

Numerous contentions have been presented by the appellant. All have been carefully considered and found lacking in substance. The district judge, in a soundly reasoned opinion reported at 332 F. Supp. 1166 (E.D. Mo. 1971), demonstrated that appellant's defenses were tenuous and insufficient to relieve appellant from liability on the cashier's check which it had issued. We affirm on the basis of the district court's opinion.