In anticipation of a February trial date, a group from the fiduciary bank defendants has filed a motion for summary judgment in the Federal court that will try the NPS civil lawsuit.  The intent of the summary judgment request is to narrow the scope of claims made by the Special Deputy Receiver.  The pleadings filed with the court are lengthy, and for purposes of this post, we provide a hyperlink to the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Conclusions of the Memorandum in support of the banks’ request.   The SDR’s legal team will next respond with countering arguments and facts.  The moving bank defendants will then have another opportunity to reply.  The banks have requested oral arguments, and the issues could go before the trial court by Thanksgiving.