We recently received a letter from an attorney advising us that his client, a corporation, claims s forged endorsement on a check drawn off our bank back in 1999. The corporation claims that the party signing the check (beneath the printed endorsement of the corporation) was never employed or affilitated with the business.
After contacting our customer, I learned that this check was one of three checks payable to the corporation for services rendered on a home remodeling job. The customerís account was paid in full and received no notice to the contrary. Naturally, the original checks are the customerís proof of payment and he doesnít intend to give them up.
Who should be filing the claim to the depository bank? The attorney or the drawee bank? It seems to me the attorney has been retained by his client, and weíre doing all the work?