Commercial Division Blog

Posted: September 24, 2019 / Categories Commercial, Statute of Limitations/Laches

Additional Notices of Claim Related Back to Original Summons With Notice

On September 17, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in HSBC Bank USA v. Merrill Lynch Mtge. Lending, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 06567, holding in an RMBS put-back action that additional notices of claim related back to the date the action was brought, explaining:

Contrary to the court's conclusion, claims involving the loans referred to in the untimely breach notices relate back to the claims asserted in the summons with notice. Plaintiff sent two timely notices; the loans referred to in the other notices arose from the same transactions.

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Schlam Stone & Dolan represents investors in RMBS actions against underwriters and trustees and in related proceedings, such as trust instruction proceedings where an RMBS trustee seeks court guidance regarding the management of an RMBS trust. If you or a client are RMBS investors and have questions regarding potential claims against a trustee or how to influence the trustee's prosecution of a put back action like the one at issue here, contact Schlam Stone & Dolan partner John Lundin at