Blank Rome LLP

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One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998, United States
Phone: 215.569.5500
Fax: 215.569.5555
Areas of Practice
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  • California
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  • New York
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Deficient Administrative Record Leads Federal Court to Vacate 15-Year Debarment

A recent federal court decision vacating a staggering 15-year debarment based on shortcomings in the administrative record offers a glimmer of hope to contractors facing exclusion from federal programs, and reinforces the…more
 /  Government Contracting

Policyholders (and the Courts) Continue to Ignore Section 1123 When Analyzing Insured v. Insured Exclusions

Last month the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its anticipated decision in Indian Harbor Insurance v. Zucker, affirming a 2016 decision from a federal district court in Michigan that an Insured v…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Insurance

New York Employers: Get Ready for Mandatory Paid Family Leave

Action Item: The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently published updated regulations to the New York Paid Family Leave Law. Effective January 1, 2018, employers that provide Disability Benefits Law coverage to New…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CFPB Eliminates Class Action Waivers with New Arbitration Rule

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a final rule (“Arbitration Rule”) prohibiting banks, debt servicers, credit card companies, and a wide range of other businesses from using arbitration…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bans Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses

While questions remain about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) future power, the agency, which was created by the Dodd-Frank Act in the wake of the 2008 economic crash, issued a powerful Final Rule that will…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

REGULATORY UPDATE - Department of Labor (“DOL”) Fiduciary Rule Partially Goes into Effect - On June 9, 2017, after a near two month delay, the DOL’s controversial Fiduciary Rule (“the Rule”) became partially effective. The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Blank Rome Secures Precedential Opinion on Personal Jurisdiction in Dutch Run-Mays Draft V. Wolf Block

On July 5, 2017, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, ruled in favor of our client WolfBlock LLP in the matter of Dutch Run-Mays Draft V. Wolf Block, making it the first published case in a New Jersey court to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Supreme Court of United States Reaffirms Limits of Specific Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court of the United States recently reaffirmed the principle that there must be a direct connection between a forum state and the underlying controversy in order for a court to exercise specific jurisdiction over the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That Constitution Prohibits School Districts from Engaging in Selective Tax Appeals

Action Item: This alert examines the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Valley Forge Towers Apartments v. Upper Merion School District, which held that a school district may not selectively appeal the assessments of…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

The Art of (Cyber) War

Today’s political climate is rife with reminders about the importance of data privacy and cybersecurity. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Risks Report, the greatest technological risks facing the world include…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Significant Changes to Partnership Tax Audits Coming in 2018

In less than six months, on January 1, 2018, the new centralized partnership audit rules enacted by Congress as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) will go into effect. The new rules were drafted in response to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Issues Rebuild Determination with Newly Imposed “Cumulative Steelweight” Criteria

Action Item: A recently published Rebuild Determination Letter issued by the National Vessel Documentation Center (“NVDC”) adds a significant new criteria in making Jones Act rebuild determinations by calling into question any…more
 /  Maritime Law

District Court of New Jersey Holds No Duty Under FDCPA to Warn of Tax Consequences for Debt Settlement

In a case of first impression in the Third Circuit, Vincent Carieri v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., No. 17-0009 (D.N.J. June 26, 2017), the District Court of New Jersey held that that a debt collector does not have a duty to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Nasdaq Is Advocating for U.S. Public Market Reform

In May 2017, Nasdaq published a report titled The Promise of Market Reform: Reigniting America’s Economic Engine. The report stems from Nasdaq’s concern about the state of U.S. pubic markets, which have become “more complex and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Second Circuit Holds That TCPA Does Not Permit Consumer to Unilaterally Revoke Consent for Telephone Contact Provided in Binding Contract

In Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) does not permit a consumer to unilaterally revoke…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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