400 F.2d 771 (D.C. Cir. 1968), 21295, Tinker Nat. Bank v. Union Sav. Bank of Long Island

Docket Nº:21295, 21296.
Citation:400 F.2d 771
Party Name:TINKER NATIONAL BANK, Appellant, v. The UNION SAVINGS BANK OF LONG ISLAND et al., Appellees. William B. CAMP, Comptroller of the Currency, Appellant, v. The UNION SAVINGS BANK OF LONG ISLAND, et al., Appellees.
Case Date:August 08, 1968
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 
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400 F.2d 771 (D.C. Cir. 1968)

TINKER NATIONAL BANK, Appellant,

v.

The UNION SAVINGS BANK OF LONG ISLAND et al., Appellees.

William B. CAMP, Comptroller of the Currency, Appellant,

v.

The UNION SAVINGS BANK OF LONG ISLAND, et al., Appellees.

Nos. 21295, 21296.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Aug. 8, 1968

Argued March 18, 1968.

Mr. Peter Megargee Brown, New York City, for appellant in No. 21, 295. Mr. John S. Walker, Washington, D.C., also entered an appearance for appellant in No. 21, 295.

Mr. Robert V. Zener, Atty., Department of Justice, with whom Edwin L. Weisl, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Messrs. David G. Bress, U.S. Atty., and John C. Eldridge, Atty., Department of Justice, were on the brief, for appellant in No. 21, 296.

Mr. John D. Hawke, Jr., Washington, D.C., with whom Mr. Thurman Arnold, Washington, D.C., was on the brief, for appellees.

Before BASTIAN, Senior Circuit Judge, and BURGER and WRIGHT, Circuit judges.

BASTIAN, Senior Circuit Judge:

These consolidated cases return to us after remand, already possessed of a long history of litigation. Most of the history has been chronicled in Union Savings Bank of Patchogue v. Saxon, Comptroller, 118 U.S.App.D.C. 296, 335 F.2d 718 (1964).

After remand to the Comptroller, he considered the additionally submitted material and reaffirmed his initial certificate permitting Tinker to establish its branch bank. After intermediate proceedings, the case came on for a trial de novo before the District Court. On September 6, 1967, the District Court entered its order reversing the Comptroller's ruling. Appeal was thereupon taken to this court by Tinker. The case was

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argued before us on March 18, 1968. While the appeal was under consideration, a supplemental memorandum was filed advising that on May 17, 1968 the Governor of New York had signed into law on April 11, 1968 an act 'to amend the banking law, in relation to authorizing a bank or trust company to open one or more branches in the banking district in which its principal office is situated, regardless of whether the proposed locations are within a city or village'. This Act amended Section 105(1)(b) of the New York Banking Law, McKinney's Consol.Laws, c. 2, by eliminating the requirement that branches must be established in a city or village. A copy of the report of the memorandum...

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