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HTMLCalifornia Documentary Transfer Tax: Separate Unrecorded Statement of Tax No Longer Allowed After December 31, 2014
D. Matthew Richardson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.
Christine L. Swanick, Wilda Wahpepah; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 5-4 decision today in a case with implications for Tribal-State relations and the resolution of disputes under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq. (“IGRA”). The Court in Michigan v. Bay Mills...

 

HTMLFTC v. Actavis on Remand: A New Chapter
Don T. Hibner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
District Court refuses to grant renewed motion to dismiss based on Noerr-Pennington doctrine. In re AndroGel Antitrust Litigation (No. II), MDL No. 2084 (re Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-955-TWT) (N.D. GA April 21, 2014).

 

HTMLPennsylvania Appellate Court Finds Uniform Written Obligations Act Inapplicable to Covenants Not to Compete
Karin Hunter Johnson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court (one of Pennsylvania’s two state appellate courts) recently issued a ruling in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc. (“Socko”), 1223 MDA 2013 (May 13, 2014), clarifying that compliance with Pennsylvania’s...

 

HTMLMedicaid Enrollment Continues to Grow
Lauren Lee Tarantello; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLCourts Still Searching for Sweet Spot in “Evaporated Cane Juice” Cases: Confusion Over Applicability of Primary Jurisdiction to ECJ Claims Continues
Robin A. Achen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
May 2014 was an active month for evaporated cane juice (“ECJ”) litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Six courts issued opinions that involved the application of the primary jurisdiction doctrine to ECJ claims. The primary jurisdiction doctrine...

 

HTMLCMS Proposes: Calculate Your Own Cap (CYOC)
Brian M. Daucher; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
In 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).

 

HTMLHouse Committee Questions Authority of a DHHS Staff Division to Regulate Health It
Rachel Landauer, Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
Is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) overstepping its statutory authority in pursuing enhanced regulatory activity? A June 3, 2014 letter from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to ONC explores this very question.

 

HTMLCloudy Skies Ahead for Providers? CMS’ Release of Medicare Billing Data Combined with Physician Payment Sunshine Act Data May Boost Fraud Litigation
Charles L. Kreindler, Barbara E. Taylor; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
In February 2013, we reported (on our Healthcare Law Blog) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. In the interest of providing more transparency for patients, the final rule requires pharmaceutical and medical...

 

HTMLHall v. Rite Aid and the Return of the Underpants Gnomes
Thomas R. Kaufman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision earlier this month in Hall v. Rite Aid Corp. represents an unfortunate step backwards in the development of a coherent jurisprudence on class certification. In a misunderstanding of a general class action principle discussed in Brinker Restaurant...

 


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