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Federal Court in Pennsylvania Strikes at the Heart of the Residential Mortgage System; Can Commercial Syndicated Loans and Mortgage Securitizations Survive Unscathed?

On June 30, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an important decision on Pennsylvania’s recording statutes in the case of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deeds, on…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Counsel to the Company: A Framework for Corporate Governance

As a threshold matter, counsel must identify, and remain clear as to, the identity of its client, which may be the company or a subsidiary, the Board or Board committee, or one or more executives. The identity of the client will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Telemedicine and Mobile Health Innovations Amid Increasing Regulatory Oversight

The growing mobile health market is rapidly transforming health care delivery. More than 80 percent of physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care, and more than 25 percent of commercially insured patients use…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 26, 2014

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this quick…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

FFIEC Increasingly Focuses on Cybersecurity Awareness

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), under the leadership of its Chairman Thomas J. Curry, is increasingly focused on cybersecurity risks to financial institutions. At the end of June 2014, the FFIEC…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Final Noncompensatory Partnership Options Regulations Could Affect the Tax Treatment of Penny Warrants and Other Arrangements

Investments in partnerships (and other pass-through entities such as limited liability companies treated as a partnership) often involve the acquisition of warrants, options or other rights to acquire securities. This is often…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Observation 1.0.1 on the Volcker Rule: With Summer Comes the First Wave — Of Guidance

A set of frequently asked questions, developed jointly and adopted in substantively identical form by the federal banking agencies (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

In Frank Aragona Trust, Tax Court Holds that Trustees’ Activities as Employees Count for Purposes of Material Participation Under Code Section 469

The issue of whether a trust has passive or non-passive income from its investment in a pass-through entity has taken on increased importance in light of the tax imposed on net investment income under Code Section 1411 of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Real Estate - Commercial

Foreign Tax-Exempt Organizations Exempt from Withholding Tax

Investment funds, including private equity funds, often receive capital contributions from tax-exempt organizations. These tax-exempt institutions may include U.S. and foreign pension funds, as well as U.S. and foreign charities…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

New Jersey Court Approves Contract That Limits Employee’s Time to Bring Discrimination Claim

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on June 19, 2014 that an employee is bound by his agreement in an employment application to a six-month limitation period to file any suit against his employer. In…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Halliburton II: Recognizing Costs to Companies, Justices Provide Securities Litigation Defendants New Opportunity to Defeat Class Certification

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317, __ U.S. __ (2014), slip op. (U.S. June 23, 2014) (Halliburton II), holding that defendants in a class action securities lawsuit…more
| Civil Procedure, Business Torts, Securities Law

Breaking News: Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act Contraception Mandate

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that certain closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be required to provide health insurance coverage that includes certain types of contraception…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

The Complexity Associated with Setting Non-cancer Indoor Air Remediation Goals for Trichloroethylene Based on Short-term Exposure at Groundwater Contamination Sites

Over the last few years, there has been increasing consideration of vapor intrusion in groundwater investigations, groundwater remedy selection, periodic reviews of the continued safety of already implemented groundwater…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Toxic Torts

Underwriters, Universities and Government Debt Issuers Face a Critical Deadline [Video]

Join Pepper Hamilton in a special webinar examining the latest developments in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (MCDC Initiative), including what…more
| Insurance, Securities Law

Myriad - One Year Later

The Supreme Court decision last year on June 13, 2013 in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics may have been a watershed moment for the biotechnology industry. So far the effects have been hard to detect, but…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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