Jes Staley seeks to dismiss JPMorgan Chase lawsuit over Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former JPMorgan Chase & Co executive who befriended Jeffrey Epstein urged a U.S. judge to throw out the bank’s lawsuit against him, saying JPMorgan failed to state any viable claims against him.

In a Monday night filing in Manhattan federal court, Jes Staley said JPMorgan never explained how he caused its alleged injuries, and could not treat him as a “public relations shield” for its own failures in dealing with the late financier.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Christopher Cushing)