In NECA-IBEW v. Goldman Sachs, the Second Circuit arguably opened up a new door in class action litigation when it held that investors in one securities offering had standing to represent a putative class of investors in other offerings, as long as the fraud claims on both securities gave rise to "the same set of concerns."
In recent years, banks have found themselves named as parties in their capacities as garnishees in enforcement litigation brought by judgment creditors of governments or entities that have been designated as terrorist parties.
In a much anticipated decision, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, confirmed on October 23, 2014, that the so-called "separate entity" rule continues to exist as a vibrant doctrine in the State of New York.
In January 2014, the US Supreme Court decided Daimler AG v. Bauman, 571 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), a decision that could be of substantial importance to any non-US bank or non-US corporation that has US branches or offices in the United States, as well as any US bank or corporation that has branches or offices outside of its principal place of business or place of incorporation (its "home state").
A recent New York State Court of Appeals decision in a case that Mayer Brown reported on in October 2012 sets an outer limit on the scope of asset turnover jurisdiction under "Koehler v. Bank of Bermuda".
The recent decision by a New York State trial court in Ayyash v. Koleilat (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. County, Index No. 151471/2012 (Coin, J.)) contains important guidance on how lower-level New York State courts are inclined to interpret the decision of New York’s highest court in Koehler v. Bank of Bermuda.