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Bank Fights to Keep Sick Man’s Money

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Provided to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Ronald Yaffe of Sarasota is fighting stage-four kidney disease, hoping for a transplant, so he will need thousands of dollars each month for drugs. But when he went to Wells Fargo with $11,800 in cashier’s checks, the bank refused to honor them, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. So Yaffe took the bank to court, and the judge sided with the patient. But the bank has appealed. 

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