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  • Blog: Banking Law UpdateFinancial Institutions . . . In the NewsPosted on August 31, 2020 by James I. Cohen
    The July 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report was released. (DS News 8.27.2020) Federal Chairman Jerome Powell shows a plan to bolster the economy for the long-term. (The Hill 8.26.2020) A May report shows mortgages with a 30-day delinquency rises above 7.9%. (MSN 8.19.2020) Maine community banks provided exceptional assistance to small businesses applying for the [...]
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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateAntitrust Plaintiffs Complain of Patent “Thickets”Posted on August 30, 2020 by David Kleban, Jonathan H. Hatch
    For years, antitrust commentators have warned of threats to innovation and competition posed by “thickets” of patents—the “dense web[s] of overlapping intellectual property rights that a company must hack its way through in order to actually commercialize new technology.”  See Carl Shapiro, “Navigating the Patent Thicket: Cross Licenses, Patent Pools, and Standard-Setting” (March 2001), available [...]
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  • Blog: Capital Markets LitigationKirschner v. JPMorgan Chase Bank: Case UpdatePosted on July 22, 2020 by Jennifer Fiorica Delgado and David Erroll
    In a previous post, we discussed Kirschner v. JPMorgan Chase Bank,[1] an action in which the trustee of bankrupt Millennium Labs brought state law securities fraud claims on behalf of a group of “approximately 400 mutual funds, pension funds, universities, [CLO]s and other institutional investors,” against banks that organized a $1.765 billion syndicated loan. The... Continue Reading
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