No. 10-5245.

642 F.3d 1137 (2011)

AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY and American National Property and Casualty Company, Appellants Farm Family Life Insurance Company and Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, Appellants National Western Life Insurance Company, Appellant v. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, Nevada, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 24, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregory Stuart Smith argued the cause for appellants. With him on the briefs were Andrew J. Mytelka and James M. Roquemore .

Joseph Brooks , Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, argued the cause for appellee Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, As Receiver For Washington Mutual Bank. With him on the brief were Colleen J. Boles , Assistant General Counsel, Lawrence H. Richmond , Senior Counsel, and John J. Clarke Jr.   R. Craig Lawrence , Assistant U.S. Attorney, entered an appearance.

Robert A. Sacks argued the cause for appellees JPMorgan Chase & Co., et al. On the brief were Bruce E. Clark and Stacey R. Friedman .

Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge, TATEL, Circuit Judge, and RANDOLPH, Senior Circuit Judge.

Opinion for the Court filed by Chief Judge SENTELLE.

SENTELLE, Chief Judge.

Bondholders of the failed Washington Mutual Bank allege that JPMorgan Chase, through a series of improper acts, pressured the federal government to seize Washington Mutual Bank and then sell to it the bank's most valuable assets, without any accompanying liabilities, for a drastically undervalued price. The bondholders asserted three Texas...

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