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Ninth Circuit holds that, for purposes of diversity jurisdiction, a national bank is not a citizen of the state in which it maintains its principal place of business

On March 28, 2014 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen J. Shapiro For purposes of determining diversity jurisdiction, national banks are “deemed citizens of the States in which they are . . . located.” 28 U.S.C § 1348.  In the recent case Rouse v. Wachovia Mortgage, FSB, the Ninth Circuit held that a national bank is not “located” in […]

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National banks should be unhappy with the Supreme Court’s new removal decision

On January 23, 2014 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen A. Fogdall At one time, regulations issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency prohibited state officials from bringing enforcement actions against national banks under state law. The OCC perceived such actions as an exercise of “visitorial powers,” which state officials might assert over their own state-charted […]

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