D'Oench doctrine


: a doctrine in banking law: a party (as a borrower or guarantor) cannot assert an unrecorded agreement with a failed bank against attempts by the federal insurer (as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) or its assigns to collect on a promissory note (as a loan)

called also D'Oench Duhme doctrine

Word History


from D'Oench, Duhme & Co., Inc. v. Federal Deposit Insurance Company, 315 U.S. 447 (1942), the Supreme Court case establishing the doctrine

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D'Oench doctrine


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“D'Oench doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/D%27Oench%20doctrine. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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