Smith Moore Leatherwood litigators maintain an impressive practice of representing financial institutions in complex litigation. Our litigators regularly advise and represent banks, savings institutions, mortgage companies, finance companies, and other lenders in litigation matters arising from all sorts of transactions as well as compliance with TILA, RESPA, and other federal and state statutes. Our clients range from small finance companies to multi-billion dollar institutional lenders, and each client benefits from the team's commitment to remaining current on this complex area of practice.
Our financial services litigators have also developed a strong practice representing broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks and financial planners in federal and state securities compliance and litigation, and in arbitrations and administrative proceedings before the SEC, NASDR, NYSE and state securities commissions.
From single actions to managing multiple class actions, Smith Moore Leatherwood litigators defend financial institutions in state and federal court. Just a few representative matters include the following:
- Faircloth v. Sovereign, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2001—present) (state class action alleging violations of lending laws)
- Bumpers v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (2001—present) (state class action alleging unfair and deceptive lending practices)
- Archer v. GMAC – RFC, United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina (2001—2003) (state class action alleging violations of lending laws)
- Baxter v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wake County, North Carolina (2001—2002) (state class action alleging violation of predatory lending statute)