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Governmental Agencies and Regulatory Boards Must Now Provide a Reasoned Explanation for Their Decisions in Illinois

The days of governmental agencies or regulatory boards issuing decisions without providing any reasoning may be nearing an end. The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently clarified in Medina Nursing Center,...more

Recent Cases Under the Federal False Claims Act

Two federal circuit courts have recently issued major decisions involving the False Claims Act ("FCA") that promise to have a major impact on future litigation. In a case from the Sixth Circuit, the appeals court constricted...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 31, 2012

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our...more

Is Massachusetts the NIMBY Capital of the World? What Will Be the Impact of the Wind Turbine Health Impact Study?

Yesterday, the “Independent Expert Panel” convened by MassDEP to review whether wind turbines cause any adverse health effects issued its report. I was pleased that the headline in the Boston Globe was that “Wind turbines...more

Healthcare Facility Construction Project: A Post-mortem

A recent Illinois appellate case arising from a healthcare facility project, Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.,1 highlights challenges that are common to most construction projects, and healthcare construction in...more

Lead Poisoning Still a Reality for Children Today

Since lead paint was banned in 1978, the number of children with elevated lead levels has decreased so much that at one point, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was confident that this environmental hazard would...more

Controversial DTSC Vapor Intrusion Policy May Impede Development

The California Department of ToxicSubstances Control ("DTSC") is seeking comments on its revised "Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Advisory" ("DTSC Advisory") which emphasizes remediation over engineering controls at sites with...more

The Government Revamps Its Weapon Against False Claims: The New Amendments to the False Claims Act

Federal government funding now comes with increased potential liability and treble damages exposure for a broader scope of entities as a result of new amendments to the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”),[1]signed into law last...more

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