JPMorgan, WaMu Forum Feud Escalates

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has fired back against Washington Mutual Inc., enlisting the support of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in a feud over what court should hear two adversary proceedings concerning the control of assets that include $4 billion in demand deposits.

In a memorandum of law filed Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, JPMorgan claimed that a district court should have jurisdiction over the adversary cases because substantial questions of federal law exist in the conflicts.

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