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|California Supreme Court Gives Class Action Waivers in the Employment Context Two Thumbs Up|
Jessica Boar, Mae Kieng Hau, James Severson; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Employers who for years have questioned whether they may contractually bar employees from bringing class action claims can now breathe a sigh of relief. On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. L.A., LLC, No. S204032, held that class action waivers in arbitration...
|SEC Seeks to Deploy Section 20(b) to Skirt Restrictions of Janus|
Dale E. Barnes, Lucy Wang; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 15, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014According to Joseph K. Brenner, Chief Counsel for the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the SEC is currently considering whether actions brought under Section 20(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) avoid...
|Young v. Hilton — Ninth Circuit Reverses Motion to Dismiss in Favor of Hilton on California Call Recording Case|
Courtney E. Smith, James G. Snell; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a class action against Hilton Worldwide Inc. and Hilton Reservations Worldwide, LLC, in which defendants were accused of violating the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) by recording incoming customer service...
|Supreme Court Keeps Door Open for State Law Class Action Securities Fraud Claims Against Issuers of Non-Covered Securities and their Advisors|
John D. Pernick; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court in its recent decision in Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice, 571 U.S. ----, limited the scope of the protection that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) provides to defendants facing state law fraud class actions. SLUSA generally bars...
|2014 NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Overview and Business Impacts|
Bree Hann, Winnie W. Hung; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014In February 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” directing the development of a voluntary, risk-based cybersecurity framework. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal technology agency that...
|SEC and Deloitte China Affiliate Resolve Subpoena Enforcement Action|
Dale E. Barnes, Chris Cox, Jazmin Akiko Holmes, Lucy Wang; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
February 6, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014On January 27, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Deloitte’s Chinese affiliate Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. (“DTTC”) jointly moved to dismiss without prejudice the SEC’s action to compel production of audit work papers in...
|SEC Administrative Law Judge Bars China Affiliates of “Big Four” From Auditing Companies Traded in U.S.|
Dale E. Barnes, Jazmin Akiko Holmes; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014On January 22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot levied sanctions pursuant to SEC Rule of Practice 102(e) against the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms (“the Firms”) for violating...
|Department of Conservation Proposes Emergency Rulemaking to Implement Interim Fracking Regulations|
David K. Brown, Greg A. Christianson, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan, Edward L. Strohbehn; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013On December 11, 2013, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) noticed an emergency rulemaking action and issued proposed interim fracking (hydraulic fracturing) regulations that are intended to take effect on January 1, 2014. When the interim regulations take effect, they will govern the...
|California Moves Closer to Regulating Fracking|
Greg A. Christianson, Jeremy Esterkin, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan, Edward L. Strohbehn; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013On November 15, 2013, the California Department of Conservation, Division of Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) took several actions to advance the development of California’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). DOGGR’s actions are in response to SB 4, which was signed into...
|Interior Adopts New Mitigation Strategy for Energy and Other Infrastructure Development on Public Lands|
Steve W. Black, Misti D. Groves; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 18, 2013On October 31, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, issued her first Secretarial Order. Order No. 3330 establishes a Department-wide mitigation strategy under the Department’s Energy and Climate Change Task Force. According to a recent release by the Department, “The Order will...