Illinois appellate court rejects “sharp bidding” in sale of assets as not just and…

An Illinois appellate court condemned the practice of “sharp bidding” in First Merit Bank, N.A., v. McEnery, 2020 IL App (3d) 180287 (April 14, 2020). Where the terms of the sale of assets to satisfy a judgment require each side to submit their highest and best offers in writing by…

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Illinois Court rules that merger doctrine satisfies judgment

In Access Realty Grp., Inc. v. Kane, 2019 IL App (1st) 180173 (Sept. 13, 2019) an Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a citation proceeding by the creditor’s assignee on the grounds that the merger doctrine satisfied the underlying judgment. Because the plaintiff was no longer a judgment creditor,…

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Fifth Circuit holds that a lender’s secondary market policy of not buying loans which…

In Alexander v. AmeriPro Funding, Inc., 848 F.3d 698 (5th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017) the Fifth Circuit held that a lender is not guilty of violating the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) because of an alleged policy not to buy loans in the secondary market that rely on a borrower’s…

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Eight Circuit affirms judgment in class action case that charging a separate fee to…

The Eight Circuit in McKeage v. TMBC, LLC, 847 F.3d 992 (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2017) affirmed a judgment of $24 million on behalf of a class against a national retailer for charging a fee to prepare the sales contract and other legal documents. As part of a contract to…

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