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A federal mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia is exploring any potential opportunities to settle a lawsuit involving Navy Federal Credit Union and Wells Fargo, and a highly decorated retired veteran who was swindled out of $3.6 million before he died.

Janine Williamson 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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