Terms of Use

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Use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions.

The Pepper Hamilton LLP website is intended to provide information (not advice) about the firm, its lawyers and new legal developments. Visitors to this website should not act upon this information without consulting with legal counsel. Transmission and receipt of the materials provided by Pepper Hamilton LLP’s website are not confidential communications and are not intended to and do not create an attorney-client relationship. Please be further advised that the act of sending e-mail to an attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP will not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not currently a client of Pepper Hamilton LLP, your e-mail will not be privileged and may be disclosed to other persons.

Not Attorney Advertising

This website is not intended to be advertising and Pepper Hamilton LLP does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in a state where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. This website is meant to be informational only, consistent with our profession’s obligation to help inform not only our clients but to cultivate knowledge of the law in the public in general.

Copying of Materials

You may reproduce a reasonable number of copies of articles, updates and other documents available at this site for your own personal use or for non-commercial distribution. All documents copied from this site must not be modified and must include the above copyright notice. Reproduction or distribution of any material from this website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Pepper Hamilton LLP. To obtain permission to copy material from this site, e-mail phinfo@pepperlaw.com.

Please note, the attorney responsible for this website is Robert E. Heideck.

Intellectual Property

This website and various elements contained herein are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary rights. The content is and shall remain the property of Pepper Hamilton LLP or its licensors. You may not modify, transmit, transfer, or create derivative works based on any website content, in whole or in part, except as otherwise permitted by these terms and conditions or as permitted in writing by Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Linking and Framing

Pepper Hamilton LLP prohibits the use of any links to this website from any other websites unless such linking is approved in advance by Pepper Hamilton LLP in writing. The framing of any elements of this website within any other website is also prohibited unless such framing has been approved in advance by Pepper Hamilton LLP in writing.

Copyright Complaints

If you believe this website contains content that infringes your copyright, please provide the information listed below to our designated agent for claims of copyright infringement:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website;
  • Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our designated agent may be contacted as follows:
Robert E. Heideck
3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799
E-mail: heideckr@pepperlaw.com

Disclaimer of Warranties

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Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY OF THE PEPPER HAMILTON PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE PEPPER HAMILTON PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN THE EVENT A JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW ANY OF THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, IN SUCH JURISDICTION(S) THE PEPPER HAMILTON PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THIS WEBSITE.

Indemnification

You agree to make Pepper Hamilton LLP, its affiliates, shareholders, partners, directors, officers, subsidiaries, parents, employees and agents, whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of this website or any violation of these terms and conditions.