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Declaration By Assignee’s Agent Confirming Agent is in Possession of Original Promissory Note Establishes Standing to Seek Relief from the Automatic Stay

In Harms v. Bank of New York Mellon (In re Harms), BAP No. NC-18-1284-STaB (July 9, 2019), the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") held that an assignee of a beneficial interest under a deed of trust had established its standing to seek relief from the...

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Stricter Interpretation Required: The Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Statute Requires Analysis of Both Content and Context

On May 6, 2019, the Supreme Court of California published an opinion drastically altering the way strategic lawsuits against public participation ("SLAPP") statutes are interpreted. The anti-SLAPP statute allows for a "special motion to strike meritless claims early...

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