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Real Estate Cases: You May Want to Think Twice Before You File

Branch Bank & Trust Co. v. Michael’s Enterprises of Virginia, Inc. (In re Michael’s Enterprises of Virginia, Inc.), 519 B.R. 916 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014)  – A mortgage lender sought sanctions against the debtor, its sole…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Appeal In Coverage Dispute; Superior Court Decision Recognizing a Duty to Defend Where Tort Claims Allege Damage to Other Property Stands

In a per curiam decision without a published opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh’s (“National”) appeal from a Superior Court decision holding that National had a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Business Torts, Insurance

Proposed Rule Regarding Fire Safety Equipment Loans, Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), January 14, 2015

On January 14, HUD released the proposed rule Updating Regulations Governing HUD Fees and the Financing of the Purchase and Installation of Fire Safety Equipment in FHA-Insured Healthcare Facilities…more
| Finance & Banking, Health

The Risk Retention Rules: A Victory for Securitizations Involving Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities?

When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, it mandated the creation of risk retention rules in an effort to align the incentives of sponsors of asset-backed securities (ABS) with the interests of investors and to improve the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Virtual Currency, Real Risks

CSBS publishes Draft Model Regulatory Framework to promote consistent state regulation of virtual currency activities and protect consumers in the event of a breach. In March 2014, “Mt. Gox,” one of the largest and best-known…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Real Estate Cases: Bad Faith Filing Does Not Necessarily Mean That You Are A Bad Person

In re Sterling Bluff Investors, LLC, 515 B.R. 902 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2014) – A mortgagee moved to dismiss a real estate debtor’s chapter 11 case, or in the alternative for relief from the automatic stay. It contended that…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Testing the Privacy Waters: Does Recent FCC Privacy Enforcement Signal the Reclassification of Broadband Internet Service Providers as Common Carriers?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had a busy year in 2014. During the past 12 months, the FCC proposed new regulations on net neutrality and pursued the largest privacy action in its history against TerraCom, Inc. and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Post-Confirmation: Ignoring Court Orders Is Not A Good Idea

In re Castle Home Builders, Inc., 520 B.R. 98 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2014) – The debtors obtained confirmation of plans of reorganization that restructured prepetition mortgage loans.  When the servicer for some of the loans…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Privacy and Data Security 2015: President Obama’s Mandate for a Strong Tight-Knit Legislative Framework

In his January 20 State of the Union address, President Obama said, “We are a strong, tight-knit family who has made it through some very, very hard times.” This statement was used as a theme for the economic initiatives set…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Description of the Small Business Investment Company Early State SBIC Program

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Wage and Hour Issues in 2015

The start of a new year is always a good time to survey the landscape and see what is on the horizon. 2015 promises to provide: legislative battles over increases to the minimum wage, increased wage and hour litigation and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Description of the Small Business Investment Company Debenture Program

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Investment Management Update – Fees and Expenses [Video]

Pepper Hamilton’s Julia D. Corelli and PEF Services’ Anne Anquillare and Mark Heil, joined Pepper’s Gregory J. Nowak for his monthly webinar which he hosts for West LegalEdcenter. This month the webinar discussed a recent…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Bankruptcy Sales: “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over”

Great Plains Royalty Corp. v. Earl Schwartz Co. (In re Great Plains Royalty Corp.), 520 B.R. 292 (Bankr. D. N.D. 2014) – Two companies that acquired assets in a bankruptcy auction moved to reopen the case to clarify…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Small Business Administration Issues Call for Early Stage Managers

Call Notice and Application Process - On January 12, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a “Call for Early Stage Fund Managers” in the Federal Register, inviting all interested early stage fund managers to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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