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Delaware passes sexual harassment law which includes training mandates for employees
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

Yes. On August 29, 2018, Delaware enacted a sexual harassment law aimed to broaden protections for workers against sexual harassment. Among other


Description of the Small Business Investment Company Debenture Program
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2018

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and


Registration Equals Consent to General Personal Jurisdiction Says Pa. Court - But Should It?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

In a September 25 decision, a panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, by a 2-1 majority, found that registering as a foreign corporation in


PTAB Abandons its Practice of Broadly Interpreting Claims of Challenged Patents in favor of Phillips Standard of “Ordinary and Customary Meaning”
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) took a remarkable step of


General Contractor’s Unjustified Threats to Assess Delay Damages Against Subcontractor Are a Material Breach of Contract
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

This dispute arose from a contract to build a pumping station in Arkansas (the “Project”). In June of 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“COE”)


Iowa Farm Bureau Health Plans to Deny Coverage for Preexisting Conditions
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

As litigation surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its mandates abounds, the Iowa Farm Bureau announced three new health plans that will deny


Contractual Waivers of Appraisal Rights Declared Valid Under Delaware Law
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2018

In a recent opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery, for the first time, held that contractual provisions in stockholder agreements barring common



California Becomes First State to Regulate IoT Devices
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2018

On September 28, Governor Jerry Brown approved California Senate Bill 327, making California the first state in the country to regulate the security


California Requires New Notices Before Attempting to Collect Time-Barred Debt
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2018

On September 5, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill amending the State’s debt collection law to place additional restrictions on the