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A Virginia appeals court will hear legal arguments over the dismissal of a lawsuit against the $165 billion Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Va., and a highly decorated retired veteran who was swindled out of $3.6 million before he died.

Janine Satterfield of Tacoma, Wash., who is the administrator of the estate of the late U.S. Navy Commander Larry W. Cook, sued Navy Federal and Wells Fargo for negligence. In May, U.S. District Court Judge Claude M. Hilton in Alexandria Va., threw out her lawsuit after Navy Federal and Wells Fargo filed motions to dismiss the case, which attracted national media attention.


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