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Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more...more

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of 99% of Motorola’s Claims in LCD Case Based on Motorola’s Lack of Standing

On the day before Thanksgiving—less than two weeks after oral argument—the Seventh Circuit issued its ruling on Motorola’s interlocutory appeal in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp., affirming dismissal of the vast...more

Seventh Circuit Decision in Motorola Mobility Holds That the FTAIA Bars a U.S. Parent's Damages Claims Based on Its Overseas...

The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, 15 U.S.C. § 6a (FTAIA), enacted in 1982, has provided ambiguous direction to courts and practitioners regarding the applicability of U.S. antitrust laws to conduct occurring...more

Foreign Antitrust Defendants Feel Some Relief from the Reach of the Sherman Act in Civil Matters

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Motorola cannot recover overcharges to its non-U.S. subsidiaries that purchased price-fixed LCD panels abroad, even though finished cellphones incorporating those panels were...more

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Prohibits Courts from Granting Garnishment Orders Against Foreign Bank Branches

On November 14, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court for the Southern District of New York’s October 23 ruling that prohibited courts from granting garnishment orders against certain banks for assets...more

Assets in Foreign Branches Off Limits to Domestic Judgment Creditors

New York’s high court announced last week that banking institutions with branches in New York are shielded from judgment creditors attempting to collect on customer assets held at foreign branches of the same bank....more

Business Litigation Report -- April 2014

In This Issue: -- Main Article: DOJ’s Use of Expansive Legal Theories Broaden FCPA Jurisdiction -- Noted With Interest: Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules Aim to Lessen Burden of Discovery --...more

CFTC Issues Cross-Border Transactions Advisory

On November 14, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued Advisory No. 13-69 to answer inquiries on whether a registered non-US swap dealer (SD) must...more

CFTC Guidance on Cross-Border Application of United States Swap Regulations

Introduction - On July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) adopted interpretive guidance (the “Guidance”) that details the CFTC’s interpretation of the application of the Commodity Exchange...more

FDIC Finalizes Depositor Preference Rule

On September 10, the FDIC approved a final rule to clarify that deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks are not insured. The impetus for the rule was the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA) (formerly the Financial...more

FDIC Issues Final Rule Clarifying That Deposits in Foreign Branches of US Banks Are Not Insured

On September 12, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved a final rule clarifying that deposits in foreign branches of US banks are not FDIC-insured, even though they can be deposits...more

FDIC Issues Final Rule Regarding Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks

The Board of Directors of the FDIC approved and the FDIC issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) that excludes deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks from the guarantee of FDIC insurance under the Federal Deposit Insurance...more

SEC Proposed Rules on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities

Introduction - On May 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted and made public for comment proposed rules and interpretive guidance (“Proposed Rules”) to address the application of the provisions...more

Federal Reserve Board, New York DFS Issue Joint Enforcement Action Against U.S. Branch Of Foreign Bank

On April 4, the Federal Reserve Board released a March 25, 2013 written agreement between the Federal Reserve Board, the New York Department of Financial Services, and a German bank and its U.S. branch regarding certain...more

FDIC Proposes to Nix Insurance for Dually Payable Deposits—With an Upside and a Nod to International Cooperation

On February 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) proposed for public comment a rule that would exclude from federal deposit insurance coverage those deposits made at insured U.S. banks that are payable at a...more

FDIC Proposes Amended Definition Of Insured Deposits

On February 12, the FDIC approved a proposed rule that would amend its deposit insurance regulations to clarify that deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks are not FDIC-insured. The U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA)...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - February 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Financial Industry Developments •CFPB Implementation Plan for Mortgage Rules •FDIC Proposed Rule on Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks •CFPB Bulletin on Servicers'...more

FDIC Proposed Rule on Insured Deposits at Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks

On February 12, the FDIC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify that deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks are not FDIC-insured but they may be deposits for the national depositor preference statute enacted...more

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