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|New Updated FTC Care Labeling Rules: “Do’s and Don’ts”|
Theodore C. Max, Gregg Re'; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 16, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014The 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...
|Too 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;
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014L’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...
|International Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know|
Calvin Berman, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014Since 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...
|Laches, Statutes of Limitations and Raging Bull: The Supreme Court Re-Emphasizes The Pitfalls Of Delay In Copyright Cases|
Edwin Komen, Dylan J. Price; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U.S. -- (2014), the United States Supreme Court addressed the role that the equitable defense of laches - i.e., a plaintiff’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in commencing suit - plays in relation to a claim of copyright infringement filed...
John R. Hempill, Lauren Lewis; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014On October 24, 2013, the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published proposed rules (Release Nos. 33-9470; 34-70741) to permit companies to offer and sell securities through “regulation” crowdfunding as proposed in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the...
|Undocumented Workers May Pursue Claims Under California’s FEHA, So Says The California Supreme Court|
Gregg A. Fisch, Dorna Moini; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014On June 26, 2014, in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court held that undocumented immigrants who fraudulently obtained employment still may pursue retaliation and discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). In its decision, the Court also...
|U.S. Supreme Court Decision Gives More Latitude to Defeat Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuits Prior to Class Certification|
Steven O. Kramer, Jonathan D. Moss, John P. Stigi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, -- S Ct. --, 2014 WL 2807181 (U.S. June 23, 2014), the United States Supreme Court refused to overturn the landmark decision Basic v. Levinson, but ruled that securities class action defendants may rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption...
|Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement|
Manuel F. Gomez, Jeff Kern; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange...
|Top 5 Actions to Consider for the New York Not-for-Profit Law Overhaul Effective on July 1|
Jay Gerzog, Tamar Rosenberg; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On July 1, 2014, the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the “Act”) took effect. The Act is the most significant modification of New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the “NPCL”) in approximately 40 years.
|Lessons From A Cautionary Tale of Electronic Discovery Pitfalls in Health Care Litigation|
David Douglass; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014E-discovery is especially challenging in healthcare related litigation due to the healthcare industry’s reliance on electronically stored information (ESI), the volume of medical records often at issue in health care litigation, especially, qui tam litigation, the time periods often at issue...