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HTMLEU Strengthens Economic Sanctions Against Russia
Curtis M. Dombek, Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 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...

 

HTMLWho’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 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...

 

HTMLNew U.S. Restrictions on Russia: OFAC Guidance and Industry-Specific Sanctions
J. Scott Maberry, Matthew L. Riemer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
Last month, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to entities owned or controlled by persons designated as a Specially Designated National (SDN) on OFAC’s SDN list. Although the guidance leaves intact the current meaning...

 

HTMLFinal Meaningful Use Rule: CMS Loosens its Grip
Vinay Bhupathy, Aytan Dahukey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized a rule on August 29th which should give providers some breathing room in complying with meaningful use requirements for the Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) Incentive Program (the “Final Rule”)....

 

HTMLIs Apple Leading a Health Management Revolution?
Eric L. Altman, Vinay Bhupathy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
Yesterday was a significant day for Apple and its legions of loyal fans, but was it also the “beginning of a health revolution” as Apple alludes to? On September 9th, Apple announced its new iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 6 running a new iOS 8 operating system, and also debuted its...

 

HTMLA (Second) Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Statutory Timeframe for Administrative Law Judge Review of Medicare Claims Appeals
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
On August 26th, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The complaint alleges that, as implemented, the Medicare administrative review process is in violation of Medicare statutory obligations and the Fifth...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
Manuel F. Gomez, Jeff Kern; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of “customer” under FINRA’s mandatory arbitration...

 

HTMLThe True Meaning of “Save Money. Live Better” - Walmart Enters the Primary Care Market
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
As reported in the New York Times, Walmart has taken the plunge into the retail primary care healthcare delivery market. Walmart has opened six primary care locations in South Carolina and Texas and plans to open another six by year end. These primary care clinics are intended to offer a broader...

 

HTMLNonprofit Hospital Revenue Growth Slows
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
For the second straight year in a row, nonprofit hospital expenses have increased more than revenue, according to a study of 383 hospital systems by Moody’s Investors Service released on August 27, 2014. In an article published the same day by the New York Times, nonprofit hospital financial...

 

HTMLFiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
Amanda S. Ackerman, Ariel Yehezkel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction. In Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp., C.A. No. 7950-VCP (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), a...

 


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