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HTMLThe Marcotte Decision: The Supreme Court of Canada Rules Against Banks in Provincial Consumer Protection Class Action
David T. Neave, Rebecca R. von Rüti; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) ruled in Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte (“Marcotte”) that Quebec’s consumer protection legislation is applicable to federally regulated banks such that it provides the basis for consumer class actions in...


HTMLNorth Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of Waiver of ECOA Claim
Jessica K. Burr; Spilman Thomas Battle PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
Last month, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued an important opinion for lenders in this state. The opinion reversed the North Carolina Court of Appeals’ decision in RL REGI N.C., LLC v. Lighthouse Cove, LLC, which found that a waiver of claims contained in a forbearance agreement could...


HTMLMissouri Supreme Court Clarifies When Deceptive Practices Occuring After the Sale May Still be Within Coverage of the Merchandising Practices Act
Michael James Smith; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), enacted in 1967, was meant to expand the common law definition of fraud to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices done “in connection with the sale or advertisement of any merchandise.” 407.020.1 RSMo 2013. Two new decisions...


HTMLUpdate on Recent Summary Judgment for Barclays in Interest Rate Swap Litigation
Richard Caird, Sam Coulthard, Alexandra Doucas; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on Septemeber 9, 2014
In a recent hearing in the Cardiff Mercantile Court, His Honour Judge Keyser QC (the Judge) considered various arguments advanced in relation to an interest rate swap.


HTMLCourt Finds Settlement Obligations to Pay Mortgagor Are Not Discharged By Sending Co-Payable Check to Insured
Martin Disiere Jefferson Wisdom L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Last Thursday, in Viewpoint Bank v. Allied Property and Cas. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 3867810 (Tex.App.-Dallas August 7, 2014), the Dallas Court of Appeals examined the insurer’s duty to pay a mortgage company in relation to the settlement of an insurance claim arising out of Hurricane Ike. Allied...


HTMLSupreme Court’s Latest Interpretation on Late Payment Interest
Sharon Xu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
The Supreme People’s Court of China recently issued an interpretation on how to calculate the interest accrued on delayed payment - Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court of Several Issues Concerning the Applicable Law for Calculating Interest On Delayed Payment in the Enforcement...


HTMLPresumption Against Extraterritoriality in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Extended to Private Party Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to private party actions under Section 21(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). The Second Circuit’s August 14, 2014 decision in Liu v. Siemens...


HTMLFederal Court Strikes MERS System in Pennsylvania but Maryland Deeds of Trust Differ From Pennsylvania Mortgages
Travis W. Dalton, Edward J. Levin; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
On June 30, 2014, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deeds v. MERSCORP, Inc. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., No. 11-CV-6968, 2014 WL 2957494 (E.D. Pa. 2014), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that assignments of...


HTMLConnecticut District Court Suggests Automatic Stay May Apply To Non-debtor Junior Lienholders In Foreclosure Action
Elizabeth J. Austin, Irve J. Goldman, Jessica Grossarth, Jonathan A. Kaplan; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
On July 22, 2014, the Connecticut District Court issued an opinion, Eastern Savings Bank FSB v. St. Germain, et al, 2014 WL 3687740 (D. Conn. 2014), which could impact the applicability of the automatic stay of 11 U.S.C. §362(a) to non-debtor parties.


HTMLThird Circuit Holds Debtors Need Not Dispute Debt before Filing Suit under FDCPA
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Kevin C. Rakowski, Wayne Streibich; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014
In McLaughlin v. Phelan Hallinan & Schmeig, LLP, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that debtors are not required to notify a debt collector in writing regarding a disputed debt as a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit under Section 1692g of the Fair Debt...


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