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HTMLNew York Puts Assets in Foreign Bank Branches Beyond the Reach of Judgment Creditors
Lee A. Armstrong, Sevan Ogulluk; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014
Two weeks ago, the New York Court of Appeals issued a decision of great importance to global financial institutions. For the first time, the state's highest court confirmed that New York common law prevents a court from freezing a civil judgment debtor's assets held in foreign bank accounts....


HTMLFlorida Court Casts Doubt on Ability to Rely on Account Histories of Prior Note Holders and Servicers
Craig S. Barnett, Avi Benayoun, Michele L. Stocker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
On Oct. 13, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal issued a significant decision in Burdeshaw v. The Bank of New York Mellon, et al., -- So. 3d -- (Fla. 1st DCA Oct. 13, 2014) which now calls into question whether a note purchaser can rely on the business records of prior note holders and...


HTMLRecent Judgment Handed Down in Swaps Litigation
Richard Caird, Sam Coulthard, Alexandra Doucas; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
In the continuing march of swaps litigation, each new judgment handed down represents a fresh carcass over whose bones those involved in such litigation inevitably pick for insights as to how future cases are likely to be decided. The recent judgment in the Crestsign litigation may well prompt the...


Adobe PDFPontiac General Employees Retirement System v. Healthways, Inc.: Delaware Chancery Court Declines to Dismiss Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Directors and Aiding and Abetting Claims Against Lender in Connection with Dead Hand Change of Control Provision in Credit Agreement
Francis J. Aquila, Audra D. Cohen, H. Rodgin Cohen, Mitchell S. Eitel, John E. Estes; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
In a bench ruling issued on October 14, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery (VC Laster) declined to dismiss fiduciary duty claims against the directors of Healthways, Inc. (“Healthways”) and an aiding and abetting claim against SunTrust Bank (“SunTrust”), the lender...


Adobe PDFNew York’s Highest Court Endorses Application of “Separate Entity Rule” to International Banks: Landmark Ruling by Court of Appeals Confirms that Service of Asset Freeze Order on New York Branch of International Bank Does Not Reach Overseas Branches
Bruce E. Clark, Justin J. DeCamp, Robert J. Giuffra, Sharon L. Nelles, Bradley P. Smith; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
In Motorola Credit Corporation v. Standard Chartered Bank, the New York Court of Appeals confirmed that the separate entity rule, which has existed for nearly 100 years, remains a valid rule of law. Specifically, the Court of Appeals held that “a judgment creditor’s service of a...


HTMLMassachusetts Treasurer Demands National Mutual Fund Records in Multistate Unclaimed Property Audit
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014
Late this summer, the Massachusetts Treasurer demanded mutual fund records on a nationwide basis as part of a multistate unclaimed property audit. Thirty-five (35) states are involved in the audit, but the Treasurer has sought records pertaining to all fifty (50) states.


HTMLYet Again, the Supreme Court Narrows Patent Eligibility, This Time Targeting Computer-Related Inventions
Bruce D. Sunstein; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In the wake of its decisions denying eligibility for patent protection to diagnostic procedures (Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, 2012), and isolated genomic DNA (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 2013), the Supreme Court has denied patent eligibility to...


HTMLSupreme Court of Canada Rules that Provincial Consumer Protection Laws Apply to Bank-Issued Credit Cards
Suhuyini Abudulai; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its long-awaited decision in Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte and two companion cases (Amex Bank of Canada v. Adams and Marcotte v. Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec). Significantly, the...


HTMLDebt Collectors Beware: Venue Provision of FDCPA Reinterpreted
Brian C. Langs, Joseph R. Marconi; Johnson & Bell, Ltd.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014
In Suesz v. Med-1 Solutions, LLC, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12562 (7th Cir. 2014), the Seventh Circuit recently reinterpreted the venue provision of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The issue for the court was whether township small claims courts in Marion County,...


HTMLEdgeworth: Commercial Reasonableness in Receivership Proceedings
Seema Aggarwal, Jane Dietrich, Shayne Kukulowicz; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Recently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision regarding amending a receivership order and re-allocating the proceeds of sale in a receivership proceeding (Romspen v Edgeworth, 2014 ONSC 4340). The effect of the decision is to confirm that, notwithstanding any final orders made...


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