2nd Circ. Affirms denial of PPP loan for NY Strip Club

Law360 (March 4, 2021, 9:38 p.m. EST) – The Second Circuit on Thursday upheld a New York federal court dismissal of a Buffalo-area gentlemen’s club’s request for check protection program funding payroll due to a provision that does not guarantee assistance for “live shows of a lascivious sexual nature”.

Pharaohs GC Inc. sued the U.S. Small Business Administration for content-based discrimination after its 2020 PPP request was denied, joining a host of other adult entertainment venues claiming the agency violated their constitutional rights.

U.S. Circuit Judge Michael H. Park wrote in the opinion that the lower court did not violate the First or Fifth Amendment or abuse its discretion …

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