Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Costa Mesa, CA Document Search Results (16)
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|Homeowners “Bluffed” Out Of Challenge To Coastal Permit To Rebuild Private Access Stairs|
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) has held that homeowners who accepted the benefit of a coastal development permit (“CDP”) for seawall reconstruction to protect their bluff-top homes cannot subsequently challenge the terms upon which the CDP was...
|Bundled Payments under the Affordable Care Act Continue to Gain Influence|
Eric A. Klein, Lynsey Mitchel, Lauren Lee Tarantello; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will add roughly 4,100 providers to the 2,400 existing providers testing the possible use of Medicare bundled payment contracts. Providers must apply to be candidates, and this group of now roughly 6,500 providers,...
|Collateral Estoppel Bars Copy-Cat Environmental Plaintiff in New Case After Judgment|
Deborah M. Rosenthal, Joy Siu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment denying a petition for writ of mandate to invalidate project approvals for the construction of a large commercial retail center in the City of Rialto (the “City”) to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The court held that: (1)...
|Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?|
D. Matthew Richardson, Dina B. Segal; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax liabilities in California as a result of California’s...
|California Documentary Transfer Tax: Separate Unrecorded Statement of Tax No Longer Allowed After December 31, 2014|
D. Matthew Richardson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014The California Documentary Transfer Tax Act requires the amount of documentary transfer tax due to be shown on the face of the document. However, if the party submitting the document for recordation requests, then the amount of tax due may be shown on a separate paper affixed to the recorded...
|Medicaid Enrollment Continues to Grow|
Lauren Lee Tarantello; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported that at the close of April, an additional 6 million Americans have enrolled in Medicaid and related health programs for the poor since the launch of coverage expansion as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In just the month of...
|CMS Proposes: Calculate Your Own Cap (CYOC)|
Brian M. Daucher; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014In its May 2014 publication of the 2015 Hospice Wage Index update, CMS proposes that hospices be required to calculate, report and pay their own hospice cap liability, with reports to be due five months past fiscal year end (i.e., by March 30 of each year after fiscal year end October 31).
|Developer-Prepared Cost Comparisons Can Show Economic Infeasibility Under CEQA|
Deborah M. Rosenthal; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 5, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014In a precedent-setting decision, the First District Court of Appeal approved the alternatives analysis used to support a massive 35-year landfill expansion in the Suisun Marsh. Challengers argued that more evidence was required to reject a reduced-size, shorter-term alternative on the ground of...
|Bright Line Rule: Collateral Estoppel Precludes Attacks on Quasi-Judicial Permit Decisions (But Stay Tuned: Rehearing Granted on the Court’s Own Motion)|
James E. Pugh, Deborah M. Rosenthal; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014Simply stated: “[a] collateral attack is not a substitute for an appeal” reasoned the Second Appellate District Court in Bowman v. California Coastal Commission (2nd Dist., Div. 6, 03/18/2014, B243015) ---Cal.App.2nd---, 2014). This is a case where the Coastal Commission and...
|Congress Delays Medicare Cuts until 2015|
Eugene Y.C. Ngai, Lauren Lee Tarantello; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014On March 31, the Senate voted to pass yet another “doc fix” bill, which had been approved by the House the week before. This doc fix bill marks the 17th time that Congress has postponed the implementation of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula since 2003. It comes...