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HTMLExpected Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees has Implications for Employers
Christopher J. Collins, Ryan Duffy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order prohibiting government contractors from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal contractors are already barred from...

 

HTMLProposed Health IT Strategy Aims to Promote Innovation
Eugene Y.C. Ngai, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft report addressing a proposed strategy and recommendations on an...

 

HTMLEIR Air Quality Analysis Insufficient: Lack of Specificity Regarding Human Health Impacts, Mitigation Measure Enforceability, and Evidence Supporting Measures’ Effectiveness in Substantially Reducing Air Quality Impacts Blamed
Jeffrey W. Forrest, Zak Welsh; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Faced with an appeal of the Superior Court of Fresno’s approval of a controversial Environmental Impact Report, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed and found that the challenged EIR violated the California Environmental Quality Act by failing to adequately (1) analyze the health...

 

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...

 

HTMLCEQA Class 3 Categorical Exemptions Permitted for AT&T Installations
Amar Naik; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
The First District Court of Appeal held that AT&T’s proposed installation of new utility cabinets in the City of San Francisco fell within CEQA’s Class 3 categorical exemption for the “installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures.” The court...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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).

 

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...

 


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