Carpenter Law Firm PLC


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Business Litigation

Mr. Carpenter has experience in a wide variety of business litigation, in a number of contexts.  These include civil actions in state and federal courts across the country, as well as arbitration and mediation in the United States and abroad.

Consumer Finance


 For example, he has defended financial institutions in a number of TILA actions, brought in response to foreclosure, as adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, or as stand-alone lawsuits, defended mortgage lenders in actions based on payment of a yield spread premium in cases filed in Alabama, Illinois, Rhode Island and Tennessee, and represented (and is representing) lenders accused of making or buying second mortgages allegedly tainted by state lending law violations in statewide class actions in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Representative Cases
  •  Warsco v. Household Bank F.S.B., 272 B.R. 246 (Bankr. N.D. Ind.), aff’d, No. 02-26 (N.D. Ind. 2002), aff’d, 334 F.3d 638 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 1073 (2003) (a bankruptcy preference action)
  •  Jacobsen v. Oliver, 201 F. Supp. 2d 93 (D.D.C. 2002), 451 F. Supp.2d 181 (D.D.C. 2006), 555 F. Supp. 2d 72 (D.D.C. 2008), appeal dismissed, No. 08-7060 (D.C. Cir. October 22, 2008) (a legal malpractice action)
  •  Titan International v. Compania Administradora, 533 F.3d 555 (7th Cir. 2008) (a suit on a guarantee)
  •  Christian Relief Services v. Walton, 943 So. 2d 869 (Fla. Ct. App. 2006) (a breach of real estate contract action)
  •  Furash v. McClave, 130 F. Supp. 2d 48 (D.D.C. 2001) (a claim by a former employer against a consultant and her new employer)
  •  Chongasing v. Virgin Islands Housing Authority, 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 16813 (D.V.I. 2004) (an employment dispute).
  •  CDK, Inc. v. Sadat No. 02-C-08-131550CN (Cir. Ct. Anne Arundel Co. Md.), involved a third party claim against a bank for negligence in connection with a commercial real estate transaction.*
    *  Summary judgment in favor of the bank was recently affirmed by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.   Sadat v. CDK, Inc.,No. 1852 (Md. App. Jan. 6, 2011).  Mr. Carpenter successfully argued for summary judgment, but was not involved in the appeal.