H&R Block Unit, LendingTree End Credit App IP Battle

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 1:25 PM EST) -- An H&R Block Inc. subsidiary and online loan aggregator LendingTree LLC have put an end to a more than eight-year intellectual property feud, settling two suits over patents related to online credit applications.

Judge Ortrie D. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri signed off Tuesday on the companies' joint motion to dismiss the suits with prejudice, which was submitted four days earlier.

The parties will pay their own attorneys' fees and costs, according to the motion.

An attorney for the...
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