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HTMLThird Circuit Holds That Envelope Revealing Consumer’s Account Number Violates the FDCPA
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Kevin C. Rakowski, Wayne Streibich; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2014, previously published on October 2014
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an envelope revealing a consumer’s account number through a clear plastic window constitutes a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). In doing so, the Third Circuit reversed the District Court of the...

 

HTMLCommonwealth Court Rules that Pennsylvania Municipalities May Not Impose Business Privilege Tax on Rental Real Estate Business
David M. Kuchinos; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2014
Action Item: In a decision with wide-ranging implications and potential refund opportunities, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled on September 19th that Pennsylvania municipalities (other than Philadelphia) may not impose their business privilege tax (“BPT”) on a rental real...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia School Income Tax Imposed On Undistributed S Corporation Income
David M. Kuchinos; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Action Item: The City of Philadelphia is imposing its School Income Tax on City residents’ Subchapter S Corporation income, whether or not distributed. This is a departure from prior enforcement of this tax. City residents who are shareholders in Subchapter S corporations should consider...

 

Adobe PDFIRS Finalizes and Clarifies Obamacare Reporting Rules
Barry L. Klein; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Action Items: The IRS has finalized and clarified the ObamaCare health care coverage reporting requirements for “applicable large employers.” The reporting requirements are effective for 2015. Major system changes will likely be necessary in order to track all of the information that is...

 

HTMLSmall Vessel General Permit Goes into Effect
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Gregory F. Linsin, Jonathan K. Waldron, Alan M. Weigel; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 10, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced the issuance of the final Small Vessel General Permit (“sVGP”) (the "Notice"). The sVGP will apply to non-military, commercial vessels that are less than 79 feet in length. Compliance...

 

HTML“Totality of the Circumstances” Standard Used to Sanction Mortgagee for Lack of “Good Faith” Negotiation in Foreclosure Matter
Edward W. Chang, Francis X. Crowley, Margaret Anne Hill, Kevin C. Rakowski; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Action Item: While engaged in court-ordered mediation in NY foreclosure cases, mortgagees and servicers must insure prompt and thorough review of loan mod applications and provide consistent responses to those applications to prevent sanctions for bad faith negotiation.

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislature Passes Controversial Sick Pay Law
Andrew B. Cohen; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires employers to provide many California employees with up to three paid sick days per year.

 

HTMLTrial Judge Concludes the Deepwater Horizon Spill Caused by BP’s Gross Negligence and Willful Misconduct
Jeanne M. Grasso, John D. Kimball, Gregory F. Linsin, Jonathan K. Waldron, Alan M. Weigel; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 2014
On September 4, 2014 the federal district judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued long-awaited rulings as to liability. The court concluded that BP is subject to enhanced civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”)...

 

HTMLIn Re Paulsboro Derailment Cases: Putting the Brakes on Defendants’ Momentum Regarding Recent Ascertainability Developments within the Third Circuit
Rachel J. Gallagher, David C. Kistler; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Action Items: Recent developments regarding the ascertainability requirement in class action lawsuits within the Third Circuit have given class action defendants another strong and viable argument to raise at the class certification stage, and In re Paulsboro Derailment Cases presents the latest...

 

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.

 


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