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HTMLCFPB Has Authority to Bring Actions Against a Non-Depository Institution’s Related Persons; Are Payday Lenders Next?
Sherwin F. Root; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act grants to the U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “CFPB”) the power to bring actions against “related persons” of non-depository institutions.

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Issues Iskanian Decision, Ruling that Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable, But Still Allows PAGA Claims to Proceed on Representative Basis
Gregg A. Fisch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, confirming that an express class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable under California law. In its decision, the Court held that its earlier decision...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court’s Ruling in Hobby Lobby that Closely Held, For-Profit Companies Should Receive Religious Exemptions From ObamaCare’s Conception Mandate Likely Will Have Little Practical Impact Immediately in the Employment Arena
Gregg A. Fisch, Nick Schnermann; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
On June 30, 2014, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in a 5-4 decision along partisan lines. The Court ruled that closely held, for-profit companies are entitled to certain religious freedom protections from generally applicable regulations that violate the...

 

HTMLTop 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;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On 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.

 

HTMLCal. Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Class Certification of Independent Contract Class Actions
Thomas R. Kaufman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued yet another decision on class certification; this time in an action challenging the independent contractor (“IC”) classification of a proposed class of Antelope Valley News newspaper deliverers, Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc....

 

HTMLHigh Rates of Unhealthy Enrollees in ACA Exchanges
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Perhaps putting added pressure on insurers as they prepare to set rates for 2015, new evidence suggests that people enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act have higher rates of serious health conditions than those with other coverage. As The Wall Street Journal reported, this...

 

HTMLOf Characterization and Common Sense: Court Holds That Erroneous Interpretation of Allegations of Complaint Doom Counterclaim to Bottom of Chicken Coop
Don T. Hibner, Thomas D. Nevins; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
In In Re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 2:08-Md.-02002-GP (E.D. Pa., June 10, 2014), the plaintiffs alleged that they purchased eggs from the defendant egg producing cooperatives, and that the plaintiffs had required that defendants provide only eggs that complied with a...

 

HTMLA “Virtual Merger” is Underway between Chicago-Area Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
Chicago-area Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health signed a non-binding letter of intent to form a joint operating company, a collaboration commonly referred to as a virtual merger. As Alexian brings five hospitals to the agreement and Adventist brings four, the health systems...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Compliance with FDA Labeling Guidelines Does Not Bar Lanham Act False Advertising Suits - POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola Co.
Bruce Colbath, Gregg Re; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on June 12 announced that compliance with food labeling guidelines promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration will not operate as a bar against false advertising claims brought under the Lanham Act. In its decision, the Court made clear that...

 

HTMLDepartment of Justice Opens Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees
Bruce Colbath, Gregg Re; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice this month announced that it has opened a review of the 73-year-old ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees. In its press release, the DOJ noted that it is most interested in comments “on competitive concerns that arise from the joint licensing of...

 


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