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HTMLMortgagees Face Increased Penalties for Failure to Remedy Municipal Violations on New Jersey Properties in Foreclosure
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Kevin C. Rakowski, Wayne Streibich; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Effective July 14, 2014, New Jersey Assembly Bill A347 amended N.J.S.A. 46:10B-51, a statutory provision that allows municipalities to impose penalties on creditors for failure to remedy municipal ordinance violations.

 

HTMLSEC FCPA Settlement Sends Wake-Up Call to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Mayling C. Blanco, Ariel S. Glasner, Carlos F. Ortiz, Shawn M. Wright; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 2014
On July 28, 2014, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (“Smith & Wesson”), the firearms manufacturer based in Springfield, Massachusetts, agreed to resolve charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...

 

HTMLFederal Court Determines Low Levels of Carcinogens PCE and TCE Insufficient to Establish Private RCRA Cause of Action Absent Expert Testimony
John J. DiChello; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Further underscoring the importance of expert testimony to support environmental claims, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Leese v. Lockheed Martin Corp., et al., No. 11-5091 (JBS/AMD), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110889 (D. N.J. Aug. 12, 2014), held that a plaintiff...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Rules Class Arbitration a Question for the Courts
Evan H. Lechtman, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In a precedential ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Opalinski v. Robert Half Int’l recently held that a federal judge—not an arbitrator—should decide whether an agreement between individuals to arbitrate employment disputes should extend to class-wide...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court Allows Early Contribution Claims under the Spill Act
Kevin J. Bruno, Kevin R. Doherty; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Parties sued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) for remediation now have an immediate right to seek contribution from other potentially responsible parties. Following last week’s unanimous ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Magic Petroleum...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Holds Debtors Need Not Dispute Debt before Filing Suit under FDCPA
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Kevin C. Rakowski, Wayne Streibich; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014
In McLaughlin v. Phelan Hallinan & Schmeig, LLP, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that debtors are not required to notify a debt collector in writing regarding a disputed debt as a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit under Section 1692g of the Fair Debt...

 

HTMLDelaware Adopts Law Requiring the Destruction of Consumers’ Personally Identifiable Information
Steven L. Caponi, Elizabeth A. Sloan; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014
On July 1, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law Delaware House Bill 295, which amends Section 6 of the Delaware Code relating to trade and commerce. The new law, 6 Delaware Code §§50C-101 thru 50C-401, places new obligations on commercial entities with respect to the...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Lead to Intense Scrutiny of ESOP Fiduciaries
Barry L. Klein, Frederick G. Sandstrom; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision yesterday that will result in significant changes to employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP") administration and design, which could jeopardize the viability of stand-alone traditional ESOPs.

 

HTMLOffshore Tax Enforcement Update: IRS Unveils Major Changes to Voluntary Disclosure Program
Jennifer Lynn Bell, Matthew D. Lee, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Since the 1970s, U.S. taxpayers with foreign banks accounts have been required to annually report their foreign bank account information to the Department of Treasury on a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) by June 30th of each year. In addition to requiring the...

 

HTMLExports of Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, In Crude Export Regulation
Jeanne M. Grasso, Margaret Anne Hill, Michael L. Krancer, Matthew J. Thomas, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
On June 24, 2014, various news sources reported that the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) had allowed two companies to export processed condensate, suggesting a breakthrough in the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The reality might not match the dramatic headlines, however. It appears...

 


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