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Bankruptcy Remoteness Going to a Court of Appeals (Progress Report No. 1)

Our February 22 post reported that the Franchise Services of North America, Inc. decision of Bankruptcy Judge Edward Ellington of the Southern District of Mississippi dismissing a Chapter 11 petition because a holder of...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms “Per Plan” Approach To Interpret “Impaired Accepting Class” For Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Purposes

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In JPMCC 2007-C1 Grasslawn Lodging, LLC v. Transwest Resort Props. Inc., et al. (In re Transwest Resort Props. Inc.), Case No. 16-16221, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1947 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 2018), the Ninth Circuit was the first...more

Fifth Circuit Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, including the expanded definition of “investment advice fiduciary” and the associated exemptions. The...more

Virginia Amends Provisions Relating to Foreclosure, Notices of Sale for Deceased Owners, and Disposition of Sale Surplus

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The state of Virginia recently enacted House Bill 755 that amends provisions of Virginia statutes relating to foreclosure, notices of sale when an owner is deceased, and disposition of surplus from sale, effective July 1,...more

Seventh Circuit Considers Diversity Jurisdiction in Trust Dispute

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In Doermer v. Oxford Fin’l Group, Ltd., No. 17-1659 (7th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018), the Seventh Circuit had before it an example of what Chief Judge Diane Wood called a “depressingly common” type of litigation: “[f]amily disputes...more

Madden Closer to Being Fixed

Inching one step closer to passage, the full House of Representatives approved the so-called Madden fix bill by a vote of 245 to 171....more

Indiana Court of Appeals: Continuous Representation Doctrine Does Not Apply to Financial Professionals

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In a pair of rulings issued within a month of each other, the Indiana Court of Appeals has held that the Continuous Representation Doctrine (the “CRD”) does not toll the statute of limitations for client claims against...more

9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Putative Class Action for Lack of Standing

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The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a plaintiff failed to allege a concrete injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III standing in a suit alleging a violation of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). The panel affirmed the district...more

WVCCPA and the 2018 West Virginia Legislative Session Update #1

The 2018 West Virginia Legislative Session ended last week, and the legislature has rejected two bills that would have modified the Consumer Credit and Protection Act (“WVCCPA”), the primary statute in West Virginia that...more

A Uniform Standard of Review in ERISA Benefit Denial Cases: The Fifth Circuit Overrules Itself to Fall in Line with Other Courts

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With its en banc decision in Ariana v. Humana Health Plan of Texas, the Fifth Circuit reconsidered the standard of review in an ERISA denial of benefits case. ...more

Federal Reserve Proposes Changes to Material Supervisory Determination Appeals Process

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The Federal Reserve Board (the Board) recently proposed revisions to its guidelines for appeals of material supervisory determinations. The revisions are aimed at improving and expediting the appeals process, particularly...more

Branch v. GEICO: The Convergence Of Class Certification And Article III Standing

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On January 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Plaintiff Tiffanie Branch’s renewed motion for class certification in Branch v. Government Employees Insurance Company, No....more

RBS Settles New York AG RMBS Claims for $500M

On March 6, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the State of New York has reached a settlement with RBS Financial Products Inc. f/k/a Greenwich Capital Financial Products, Inc. (“RBS“) to...more

Court Denies Dismissal of RMBS Trustee’s Claim for Failure to Notify

On March 7, 2018, New York Supreme Court Justice Marcy S. Friedman denied a motion by Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. (“Morgan Stanley”) to dismiss a claim by RMBS Trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (the...more

In “Non-Statutory Insider” Case, Supreme Court Clarifies the Standard of Review for Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

In U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, No. 15-1509, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 1520 (Mar. 5, 2018), the Supreme Court analyzed the appropriate standard of review for appellate courts reviewing a bankruptcy court’s...more

Supreme Court Adopts Deferential Standard of Review on Chapter 11 Insider Status

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In U.S. Capital Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, No. 15-1509 (U.S. Mar. 5, 2018), the U.S. Supreme Court held that an appellate court should apply a deferential standard of review to a bankruptcy court's decision as to...more

Limited recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore

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Creditors and anyone seeking recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore should consider how the presence of an injunction or an adverse court order may affect the chances of successful recognition....more

Separate Duty to Notify Revives Untimely Subprime Mortgage Claims

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In a thorough opinion last week by Justice Marcy Friedman in Bank of N.Y. Mellon v WMC Mtge., LLC, the New York County Supreme Court upheld the timeliness of “Failure to Notify” claims arising from subprime mortgage-backed...more

Second Circuit Rejects Manifest Disregard Of Law As A Basis For Vacating An Arbitration Award

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A panel of the Second Circuit has, in an unpublished summary order, emphasized the high bar that must be cleared by a party seeking to vacate an arbitration award. The matter arose from the decision of a financial advisor...more

Minnesota Supreme Court Requires Payment of Interest to Owner of Unclaimed Property

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On March 7, 2018, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision in Hall v. Minnesota, No. A16-0874, requiring the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce to pay interest on proceeds from an interest-bearing account while the...more

U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Clear Error Standard for Mixed Questions of Fact and Law

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Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on which kind of court is best suited to solve a mixed question. - Non-statutory status - The case at hand - Applying the clear...more

N.C. Supreme Court Holds Real Estate Brokers May Testify on the Issue of Fair Market Value

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In a recent opinion, the North Carolina Supreme Court expanded the possibilities of allowable testimony about a property's fair market value. In its decision in North Carolina Department of Transportation v. Mission...more

Federal Judge Adopts CFTC Position That Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities

• A New York federal judge held that virtual currencies are commodities within the meaning of the Commodity Exchange Act. • This marks the first court decision to assess and to adopt the CFTC’s position that virtual...more

Federal Court Sends Colorado's Case Against Online Lending Platform Back to State Court

Colorado's ongoing challenge to the bank partnership model of online lending will next play out, at least in part, in state court. Last year, the Administrator of Colorado's Uniform Consumer Credit Code filed suits in...more

Dodging the Issue: The Supreme Court "Weighs" In On Bankruptcy Law

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The Supreme Court has been unusually busy in addressing bankruptcy-related matters by issuing two recent opinions – Merit Management Group, L.P. v. FTI Consulting, Inc. (“Merit”) and U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. Village at...more

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