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Banks – Preliminary injunction

Where plaintiff Peoples Federal Savings Bank has challenged an interlocutory order denying its motion to preliminarily enjoin the defendant People’s United Bank from using the mark “PEOPLES” in the rebranding of several recently acquired banks in Eastern Massachusetts, the judge below did  not err in denying the request for preliminary injunctive relief.

Peoples Federal Savings Bank v. People’s United Bank (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-043-12) (34 pages) (Torruella, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from a decision by Gorton, J., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Lee Carl Bromberg, with whom Erik Paul Belt, Lori J. Shyavitz and McCarter & English were on brief for the plaintiff-appellant; David H. Herrington, with whom Lawrence B. Friedman, Arminda B. Bepko, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Nicholas B. Carter and Todd & Weld were on brief, for the defendant-appellee (Docket No. 10-2053) (Feb. 10, 2012).

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