The U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit vacated the bankruptcy court's order confirming a farm debtor's chapter 12 plan, concluding that the bankruptcy court erred by failing to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the value of a bank's collateral where the collateral was disputed. The Panel also concluded that the bank needed to file a proof of claim.
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently affirmed a trial court’s judgment dismissing a relator’s claims alleging that the defendants, certain financial institutions, collectively engaged in and conspired to engage in fraud, holding that the suit was subject to the public disclosure bar of the Massachusetts False Claims Act.
In an action by a general contractor against a bank arising out of a construction loan, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held that the trial court properly exercised its discretion when it imposed a default judgment against the defendant bank as a sanction for discovery violations.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently affirmed the trial court’s entry of judgment in favor of the plaintiff mortgagee in a commercial mortgage foreclosure case, and against two corporate officers of two corporate guarantors.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that a bank services agreement and its subsequent amendments were invalid to the extent that they materially changed the terms of the original agreement.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that loans incurred by a debtor to pay university tuition were “qualified education loans” under the Bankruptcy Code and thus were not dischargeable.
In a putative class action against a bank for alleged underpayment of overtime wages, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held the use of a potentially improper pay structure was not evidence of harm in every instance, and thus the predominance requirement provided for in Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 23(b)(3) necessary to certify a class action was not met.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently reversed the judgment of a trial court declaring a home equity line of credit invalid, but granting the holder of the HELOC an equitable lien on the HELOC’s secured property.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the application of Nevada’s “superpriority lien” statute was not an uncompensated taking under the Takings Clause nor did it violate the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District recently held a bank was not justified in relying on borrowers’ misrepresentations made during a loan modification process, where the borrowers’ prior conduct presented the bank with reason to follow up on the borrowers’ misrepresentations, and the misrepresentations would not have been hard to discover.
The Court of Appeals of California, First District, recently held that online digital currency exchange platforms have no obligation, in contract or in tort, to honor "forked" cryptocurrencies unless affirmatively provided for in a user agreement or otherwise.
The Northern District of Illinois recently denied a broker’s motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) seeking to stop a scheduled remote arbitration hearing.