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On September 3, 2013, in Lone Star Nat'l Bank N.A. v. Heartland Payment Sys., Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that "the economic loss doctrine under New Jersey law does not preclude the Issuer...more
On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit restored a group of financial institutions’ negligence claim against a payment processor in Lone Star Nat. Bank v. Heartland Payment Systems, No. 12-20648, 2013...more
Even though a Virginia bank properly terminated a bank teller and then warned bank employees not to discuss it, the bank still faced potential liability to the ex-teller for defamation when employees talked about it to...more
A California court ruled last week that retailers could lawfully collect ZIP code information to reduce credit card fraud, efforts that result in lower prices for consumers. Following the California Supreme Court’s decision...more
In Allen v. Cont’l W. Ins. Co., 2013 WL 1803476 (Mo. Ct. App. April 30, 2013), the Missouri Court of Appeals found that a Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) insurer had no duty to defend its insureds, a title loan company...more
On March 21, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a suit by the city of Cleveland, which sought damages from several financial institutions involved in the creation of...more
The United States Supreme Court recently held that the Little Tucker Act does not waive the sovereign immunity of the United States in an action for damages alleging a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The...more
Global Payments, which processes credit card transactions, announced on March 30, 2012 that an unauthorized person gained access to a portion of its processing system. Global Payments later disclosed that Track 2 data (card...more
The recent case of Rojas v. Rubenstein, No. A-5755-10T2, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2359, 2012 WL 4935498 (App. Div. October 18, 2012), focused attention on the relative liabilities of a court-appointed receiver and a...more
The California Court of Appeals January 3, 2013 decision in White v. Hollister Co. reversed and remanded the trial court’s opinion denying class certification to a class of consumers who claimed that defendant Hollister Co....more
ATLANTA, GA (June 5) – U.S. automobile dealers from across the country filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing the Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd. and its U.S. counterpart of fraud, misrepresentation, and...more
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Not Legal Advice. This Guide is not intended to express any legal opinions or to provide legal advice. You should consult an attorney for legal advice.
Code Interpretations. You should refer to the...more
The Alberta government, in its wisdom (or lack thereof) has recently changed the rules for situations of overlapping auto coverage. In this paper, I will summarize the changes with a particular focus on non-owned auto...more
It has long been understood by buyers of assets of distressed companies that once a sale is authorized pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, the buyer is absolved of any liabilities which may have encumbered the...more
Anyone in business should be careful to note whether their contracts contain “integration clauses.” A so called integration clause makes the contract “king” in terms of the promises and...more
In Vaca v. Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2011 WL 3659938 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2011), the California Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a fraud claim on statute of limitations grounds. In 2005, the...more
Mortgage fraud is a national problem that's getting more and more rampant in our area, according to Interthinx, a company that periodically releases its research analysis of national fraud numbers.
Its warnings are...more
The Department of Justice has served notice that it intends to take aggressive action – and seek billion-dollar recoveries – against banks and residential mortgage lenders on a new front for conduct it alleges amounts to...more
In this issue: NARB: Staples Should Discontinue, Modify Use of “Like FREE” Claim; Privacy Legislation Hits Congress, Including Do-Not-Track Bill; Zip Code Is “Personal Information” Under California Law; Partridge Show Actress...more
Waivers Not Always a Bar to Claims: Judge Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York dealt a blow to defendants in securities fraud cases in an October 29, 2010 decision in King County v. IKB Deutsche Industriebank....more
The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act requires that before filing suit a plaintiff send to a prospective defendant a demand letter. Each letter is different, just as each case is different. I try to not just threaten the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court announced this afternoon that on the morning of Thursday, October 21, it will file opinions in four civil cases:
J. P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Earth Foods, Inc., No. 107682 -- Does Section 1...more
In a follow up to last week's post regarding the Nelson v. Pearson opinion, the Ninth Circuit has now applied similar principles when applying California state law. In Rubio v. Capital One Company, the Ninth Circuit further...more
On June 2, 2010, the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island ruled on motions to dismiss in a series of cases brought by insurers arising out of stranger-initiated annuity transactions. See Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of...more