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HTMLWhat’s New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register
Fatema K. Merchant, Emily S. Theriault; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) proposes to increase small business size standards for: (1) 209 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in the manufacturing sector; and (2) industries with employee based size standards not part of...

 

HTMLWho’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments, Esquenazi and Rodriguez (the “Petitioners”) state that the FCPA...

 

HTMLDC Circuit Ruling Confirms Reasonableness Of Resellers Relying On TAA Certifications From Suppliers
Christopher M. Loveland; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued a ruling bringing to an end the long-running False Claims Act (“FCA”) case filed by relator Brady Folliard and providing useful guidance to resellers servicing the Federal government through the GSA Multiple Award...

 

HTMLEU Strengthens Economic Sanctions Against Russia
Curtis M. Dombek, Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The European Union (EU) put into effect on Friday (September 12, 2014) a new round of economic sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine. The new measures include further restrictions on (i) dual-use goods and technology to specified entities; (ii) the provision of services in relation to...

 

HTMLReminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Laws
Lisa M. Lewis, Jonathan Sokolowski; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed...

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Travis J. Anderson, Gregg A. Fisch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick leave to their employees beginning July 1, 2015. The following are...

 

HTMLMechanics Lien Subordination: Illinois Further Limits Construction Lenders’ Ability To Ensure Priority Against Mechanics Liens
Michael J. Roth; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On July 16, 2014, Illinois enacted Public Act 98-764 (Senate Bill 3023) (“SB 3023”), which amends the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (770 ILCS 60/ et seq.) (the “Act”) to prohibit subordination of mechanics liens on Illinois construction projects, unless such subordination is...

 

HTMLLevel of Detail Adequate in High Speed Rail Authority’s Program EIR for Central Valley to Bay Area Rail Corridor
Jennifer Gunsch; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The appellate court upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Program EIR for the Central Valley to Bay Area portion of the route, concluding that (1) the Authority properly limited its environmental analysis to a program level when it deferred site-specific analysis of the vertical...

 

HTMLHomeowners “Bluffed” Out Of Challenge To Coastal Permit To Rebuild Private Access Stairs
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
Robert S. Friedman, Manuel F. Gomez; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer agreement superseded FINRA’s mandatory arbitration...

 


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