Document(s) published by this organization: 351
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|Last Wishes, First Impression: Potential Legal Issues Arise After Munich Recluse Passes Away, Bequeathing Nazi-looted Art to a Swiss Museum|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will, which did not surface until after his unexpected death this past May, lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection, which included works by Matisse, Dix, and Chagall. The unusual legal issue here: one month before his...
|Expected Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees has Implications for Employers|
Christopher J. Collins, Ryan Duffy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014The 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...
|Proposed Health IT Strategy Aims to Promote Innovation|
Eugene Y.C. Ngai, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014On 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...
|California Documentary Transfer Tax: Separate Unrecorded Statement of Tax No Longer Allowed After December 31, 2014|
D. Matthew Richardson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014The 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...
|EIR 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;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Faced 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...
|CEQA Class 3 Categorical Exemptions Permitted for AT&T Installations|
Amar Naik; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014The 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...
|U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.|
Christine L. Swanick, Wilda Wahpepah; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The 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...
|CMS Proposes: Calculate Your Own Cap (CYOC)|
Brian M. Daucher; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014In its May 2014 publication of the 2015 Hospice Wage Index update, CMS proposes that hospices be required to calculate, report and pay their own hospice cap liability, with reports to be due five months past fiscal year end (i.e., by March 30 of each year after fiscal year end October 31).
|FTC v. Actavis on Remand: A New Chapter|
Don T. Hibner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014District 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).
|Courts 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;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014May 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...