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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United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer agreement superseded FINRA’s mandatory arbitration...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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”)....

 

HTMLAnother Pioneer Leaves The West
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Another withdrawal from the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has occurred. Sharp Healthcare ACO, an affiliate of the Sharp integrated delivery system in San Diego, California, notified the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare...

 


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