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

CFTC Extends Its Reach to Potentially Include Initial Coin Offerings

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has now made it clear that, in its view, certain initial coin offerings (ICOs) within the United States or affecting U.S. residents may be within its jurisdiction. On October 17,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SBA Publishes Final Rule Regarding Ability of SBICs to Finance Passive Businesses

Following a series of delays, on August 18 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would withdraw the Final Rule modifying its regulations on the ability of a small business investment company (SBIC) to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Federal Court Holds That Under Louisiana Law, Actual Notice Of Cause Of Delay Satisfies Contractual Notice Requirement Despite Failure To Strictly Comply With The Notice Provision

Parkcrest Builders, LLC v. Hous. Auth. of New Orleans, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125012 (E.D. La. August 8, 2017) - The Housing Authority of New Orleans (“the Authority”) contracted with Parkcrest Builders, LLC (“Parkcrest”) to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Residential

When Is Enough, Enough? Limiting Leave As A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA

Q: How long does an employer have to accommodate an employee’s disability in the form of a leave of absence? A: The law in most jurisdictions is unclear. In fact, in most jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Strikes DOJ's Risk Adjustment False Claims Act Case - For Now

On October 5, a federal district court in California dealt a significant setback to the government’s efforts to extend False Claims Act (FCA) liability to Medicare risk adjustment submissions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Health, Labor & Employment Law

A Strategic Approach To Launching A New Fund

Many managers have portable track records from prior firms that they can legally use to market their new funds. This means that the manager owns the rights to the supporting data and that the strategy and decision-makers are the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

U.S. Court Of Claims Denies Contractor’s “Superior Knowledge” Claim Against Owner Despite Owner’s Withholding Of Reports That Would Have Revealed To Contractor Extent Of Subsurface Deterioration Of The Wharf To Be Reconstructed

RDA Constr. Corp. v. United States, No. 11-555 C, 2017 U.S. Claims LEXIS 875 (Fed. Cl. July 27, 2017) - This case arises out of a public construction project at the Newport Naval Station. The Naval Facilities Engineering…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

CFPB Issues Long-Awaited Short-Term Lending Final Rule

On October 5, the CFPB issued it long-anticipated Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Lending Rule covering certain short-term loans. The final regulation, published more than 15 months after it was proposed in June…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Regulating Speech at Work

Q: Can a private employer limit its employees’ speech and political activity in the workplace? A: Yes, but not speech that is considered part of a “concerted activity.”…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Thinking Outside the Four Walls of a Premises

Before submitting a letter of intent (LOI) for a new commercial lease, a tenant should consider whether it has special business needs that must be incorporated in the lease. These include lease provisions necessary for the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Value-Based Contracting for Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices: An Innovative Solution Impaired by Outdated Regulations

Often lost in the cacophony of headlines surrounding rising health care costs is the promise that value-based contracting offers as a possible solution. In contrast to the traditional fee-for-service model, value-based…more
 /  Administrative Law, Government Contracting, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appellate Court Holds That The New Mexico Unfair Practices Act Applies To A “Services” Contract For The Construction Of A Home, But Does Not Apply To A “Sales” Contract For The Sale Of A Completed Home

Fogelson v. Bozzone, 2017 N.M. App. LEXIS 58 (July 26, 2017) - In May of 2008, Wallen Development, LLC (“Wallen”) entered into a written agreement to construct and sell a new home to David and Corinne Fogelson (“Fogelson”). …more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Cracks Down on Fraudulent ICOs in Latest Enforcement Action

Two initial coin offerings (ICOs) were the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action filed on September 29. Based on the SEC’s descriptions, both ICOs, on their face, appear to be frauds, with…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Is Blockchain Technology the Solution to Health Care's Data Woes?

Many experts believe blockchain technology will drive innovation in health information and that it has the potential to solve critical health care issues, including interoperability, security, records management and data…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Potential Help for Cash-Strapped RICs and REITs - Tax Update Volume 2017, Issue 5

Recently, the IRS provided a method for publicly offered real estate investment trusts (REITs) and publicly offered registered investment companies (RICs) to fulfill their distribution requirements while distributing stock as…more
 /  Taxation
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