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HTMLCity of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms - Developers To Foot The Bill
Jack H. Rubens; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
On December 16, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously authorized the City Attorney to establish a Land Use/CEQA Panel, which will consist of five municipal law firms, to defend the City in CEQA and land use lawsuits that challenge the entitlements for private development projects, and to require...

 

HTMLTerrorism Risk Insurance Act Set to Expire at Year End
Eric L. Altman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. Although the House of...

 

HTMLChina and Australia Conclude Landmark Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Neil Ray, Jiamu Sun; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 17, 2014, China and Australia completed their negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) by signing a Declaration of Intent which contained the essential elements of the free trade deal and commits both countries to draft the legal text of the...

 

HTMLChina Court Ruled Infringement for Ambush Marketing in Film Industry
Meng Yan; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The term “Ambush Marketing” originally came from inappropriate sport advertisement in western countries. It involves a marketing strategy wherein the advertisers associate themselves with, and therefore capitalize on, a particular event without paying any sponsorship/license fee. As...

 

HTMLNew Customs Credit Measures
Sharon Xu; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
The General Administrations of Customs issued the Interim Measures of the Customs of the People¿s Republic of China for the Administration of Enterprise Credit (the ¿Interim Measures¿) on October 8th, 2014, which is effective as of December 1, 2014.

 

HTMLChina Arbitration Update: New CIETAC Rules Effective January 1, 2015
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
The China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) approved a new set of arbitration rules effective on January 1, 2015. The 2015 CIETAC Rules include a number of important updates and revisions that bring CIETAC arbitration proceedings closer in line with international...

 

HTMLTeva v. Sandoz (USSC) - Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Rulings
Michael V. Solomita; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling. Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S. &under;&under; (2015). Prior to this decision, a district...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal
Daniel N. Yannuzzi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
In a decision imparting more certainty to the Post Grant Review process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “CAFC”) held that it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent and Trademark Office’s (the “PTO’s”) decision to institute inter partes review...

 

HTMLAppellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law
Ryan Duffy, Lisa M. Harris, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On January 14, 2015, in a case of first impression, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department held that an employee can sufficiently demonstrate his membership in a protected class by virtue of his association with another person - in this case, his wife. In Jeffrey Chiara...

 

HTMLSCOTUS Denies Petition For Cert In Iskanian
Lisa M. Harris, Frances M.K. Hernandez, Marlene M. Nicolas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On June 24, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a controversial decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. While the Court in Iskanian confirmed that an express class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable under California law, it also held that...

 


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