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Planning Litigation for the Lender: Lender Can Sue Out-of-State Borrower’s Counsel in Lender’s Home Jurisdiction

The work of commercial transaction counsel who represent borrowers can involve making representations and authoring opinion letters. Loan transaction counsel often work with lenders, borrowers, or collateral in other states. This is inevitable given the free flow of capital that is a feature of American commerce. Read More ›

Recent Case Law Focuses on Drafting Considerations in Payments Contracts (part 3 of 3)

A well-crafted contract will be concise, clear, and avoid internal conflicts. In this last article of our three-part series on payments contracts and drafting considerations, a recent case addressing conflicting contractual clauses is discussed. Read More ›

Recent Case Law Focuses on Drafting Considerations in Payments Contracts (part 2 of 3)

In this second article of our three-part series on payments contracts and drafting considerations, recent case law issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is discussed. Read More ›

Recent Case Law Focuses on Drafting Considerations in Payments Contracts (Part 1 of 3)

Payment card networks are built on a web of contractual arrangements containing incentives and allocations of risk.[1] A common assumption among merchants and issuing banks is that merchants are wholly liable for expenses incurred as a result of a data breach. But recent decisions in three federal courts send a message that this assumption doesn’t always hold. In a three-part series, we will discuss recent case law on the topic and how that impacts contracts at all levels of the vertical. Read More ›

Rising Momentum for Blockchain's Decentralized Finance Applications

Blockchain technology’s potential for disintermediation in the financial sphere has evolved in the decade since distributed ledger technology was introduced. Early challenges to cryptocurrency’s usability have been slowly overcome by developers through updates to existing blockchains, such as by hard forks, and the creation of new, specialized platforms, such as Monero. Read More ›

Collateral Descriptions in UCC Financing Statements

Lenders and their counsel know that it is important to properly describe the collateral on which a lien (mortgage or security interest) is being granted. The purpose of this post is to discuss some recent decisions contrary to what many corporate counsel thought they knew concerning collateral descriptions in security agreements and UCC financing statements. Read More ›

Unique Concerns When Foreclosing Junior Liens on Real Estate in Ohio

There has been some significant activity recently involving the rights and obligations of junior real estate lienors in Ohio who file foreclosures to realize on real estate liens.  The purpose of this post is to discuss that activity and remind lenders and their counsel of one important right of senior lenders that has not changed.  Read More ›

The First Filed Real Estate Interest Has Priority, Sometimes

Uncounted dollars in money, goods and services are routinely transferred in reliance on the priority of a non-ownership interest in real property. Read More ›

West Virginia Medical Cannabis Banking Reforms Take Shape

On April 25, 2019, the West Virginia Treasurer’s Office issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids from financial institutions to provide banking services to West Virginia’s medical cannabis program. Read More ›

So Many Adages So Little Time

The old adage “no harm no foul” applies to tort litigation unless there is a statute or contract that supplies liquidated damages. There is also the one about those “who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” And then, there is the one about the return of a “bad penny.” Far too many idioms are available to describe the case at hand, which is clear evidence that somebody acted foolishly. Read More ›

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William T. Repasky practices with the Litigation Department at Frost Brown Todd. He focuses on lending and commercial services; banking litigation and financial institutions.

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