Pepper Hamilton LLP

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3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2799, United States
Phone: 215.981.4000
Fax: 215.981.4750
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400+ Attorneys

The King’s Time Is Up: Arizona Supreme Court Holds That the Statute of Repose Bars Untimely Claims by State Entities and Overrides the Doctrine of Nullum Tempus Occurrit Regi

City of Phoenix v. Glenayre Elecs., Inc., 2017 Ariz. LEXIS 121 (Ariz. May 10, 2017) - Between 1960 and 2000, Carlos Tarazon (“Tarazon”) performed work installing and repairing water piping for various contractors and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Second Circuit Limits Disclosure of Independent Monitor Reports in Deferred Prosecution Cases

On July 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision regarding the role of federal courts in cases resolved through deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) — a settlement avenue that the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Pennsylvania Court Provides Commercial Property Owners With Defense to Tax Assessment Appeals

On July 5, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision confirming that all real estate in a taxing district is a single class (i.e., not subject to sub-classifications based on property type, such as commercial,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Education, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

FDA Creates Uncertainty by Delaying Nutrition Facts Label Compliance

On June 13, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would indefinitely extend the compliance deadline for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules, creating uncertainty for food and beverage manufacturers…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Cannabis Industry FAQ

Can marijuana businesses receive federal copyright protection? Yes. The requirements for registration with the U.S. Copyright Office are that the work is original, creative and fixed in some form of expression. These…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Taxation

Second Circuit Reinforces Narrow Definition of 'Official Act' in Politician's Fraud Case

On July 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was convicted in 2015 on seven counts of honest services fraud, Hobbs Act…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

CFPB Issues Final Arbitration Rule; Efforts to Nullify Are Underway

On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule prohibiting a broad range of covered parties from including class action waivers in their pre-dispute arbitration agreements. The rule also requires…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Sixth Circuit Blocks 'Junk Fax' Class Action Under Telephone Consumer Protection Act

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit calls into question the viability of “junk fax” class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when the defendant company does not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Ohio Appeals Court Holds That Contractor Who Seeks Application of HOOP Formula to Calculate Home Office Overhead Need Not Prove The Conditions Precedent For Application of Eichleay Formula

Wood Elec., Inc. v. Ohio Facilities Constr. Comm’n, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 16AP-643, 2017-Ohio-2743, 2017 Ohio App. Lexis 1745 (May 9, 2017) - The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (“OFCC”), together with a school…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

AGs Weave Themselves Into Patchwork of Digital-Health Regs

There are more than 165,000 mobile health applications available for download in Apple’s App Store or Google Play. This number will likely keep rising, and a body of federal and state regulators, including state attorneys…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Victory for Reliable Scientific Opinion in the Third Circuit

A recent Third Circuit decision reinforces that courts must rigorously review - and opposing parties should challenge - the reliability of experts' methodologies. In In re Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Deuterated Drugs Are New Chemical Entities

FDA recently awarded new chemical entity (NCE) exclusivity to Austedo™ (deutetrabenazine). The Austedo approval is notable for two reasons: One, it is the first deuterated drug (i.e., a drug containing the stable isotope —…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Is Actual Knowledge? Third Circuit to Weigh in on Post-Escobar Materiality Question

One year after the Supreme Court changed the False Claims Act landscape, FCA litigants continue to grapple with the “demanding” materiality standard set forth in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel Escobar. Now the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Contractor’s Complaint, Declining to Create ‘Ultra Vires’ or ‘Bias’ Exceptions to the Requirement That Contractors Exhaust Their Administrative Remedies Under Maryland Law Before Suing a Government Agency

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 2017 U.S. App. Lexis 7252 (4th Cir., April 25, 2017) - The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently addressed whether the City…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

Federal Court Rules Spearin Doctrine Contractor Immunity for Defects in Owner's Design Includes Contractor's Failure to Warn Owner About Defects

The legal doctrine of implied fitness of design warranty, recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court, provides that a contractor bound to build according to plans and specifications prepared by an owner will not be responsible for the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law
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