Delaware case of missing money heads to Supreme Court

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an original action case against the state of Delaware, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.


A coalition of states claim that Delaware has $200 million that rightfully belongs to other states under the federal Disposition of Abandoned Money Orders and Travelers’ Checks Act. Delaware allegedly took money from abandoned money orders sold by MoneyGram under the belief that the money should go to the state in which the company originated.

The coalition of states, however, claim the money should go to the states in which the money orders were purchased.


“Delaware is unlawfully holding monies that belong to other states and taxpayers,” Rutledge said. “Today’s news that the nation’s highest court will hear this case brings us one step closer to properly reclaiming this money.”


Other states involved in the case are Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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