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HTMLSecond Circuit Finds Possible Pretext in Vague Justification for Non-Transfer
Adam Pekor, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On July 14th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated an award of summary judgment for the defendants in Abrams v. Department of Public Safety, State of Connecticut, et al., Case No. 13-111, holding that statements concerning an employee’s “fit” for a position...

 

HTMLDOL Proposes to Amend FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages
Christopher J. Collins, Shira Forman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to expressly include individuals in same-sex marriages.

 

HTMLConan Doyle Estate’s Quixotic Attempt to Protect Sherlock Holmes
Eric K. Gill; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Led by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused what Posner called a “quixotic” attempt to extend copyright law. While the holding was perhaps to be expected, the opinion introduced a mystery of its own: If not copyright, what will stop today’s...

 

HTMLIs Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
D. Matthew Richardson, Dina B. Segal; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax liabilities in California as a result of California’s...

 

HTMLCMS Seeks to Update Payment Rates and Eligibility Certification Requirements in Proposed Rule for Medicare Home Health Services
Eric A. Klein, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
On July 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule updating Medicare’s Home Health Prospective Payment System payment rates for 2015.

 

HTMLOIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians
Eric A. Klein, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
The Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a Special Fraud Alert on laboratory payments to referring physicians. Specifically, the alert is concerned with Specimen Processing Arrangements and Registry Arrangements, which OIG believes pose substantial risks...

 

HTMLFur Flies and West Hollywood (“WeHo”) Fur Ban Is Upheld By Federal Court
Jordan Grushkin, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
West Hollywood, California’s controversial law banning the sale of fur within city limits survived a legal challenge by a luxury retailer last month. A federal court dismissed the action brought by Mayfair House Inc., a retailer that sells high-end clothing products, including products made...

 

HTMLInternational Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know
Calvin Berman, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Since early 2014, the Federal Trade Commission has charged at least fourteen U.S. businesses in varying industries, from fashion to telecommunications, for falsely claiming to participate in the US ¿ EU Safe Harbor privacy. Three of the companies were also charged with similar violations of...

 

HTMLNew Updated FTC Care Labeling Rules: “Do’s and Don’ts”
Theodore C. Max, Gregg Re'; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) enforces federal labeling requirements that require manufacturers, importers, sellers and distributors of certain textile and wool clothing to accurately label their products. For example, FTC rules require that manufacturers indicate the country of...

 

HTMLToo Good To Be True: FTC’s Crackdown On L’Occitane’s Body Slimming Almond Extracts
Jordan Grushkin, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
L’Occitane Inc’s advertisements for its topically-applied body sculpting almond extracts seemed straightforward: “Almond Shaping Delight 3 out of 4 women saw firmer, lifted skin. This luxuriously lightweight massage gel instantly melts into the skin to help visibly refine and...

 


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