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|Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide|
Ryan Duffy, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week that courts, not arbitrators, should determine whether an agreement between two parties to arbitrate employment disputes allows for classwide arbitration.
|SD3 v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. - District Judge Axes Complaint Alleging Table Saw Safety Standards Conspiracy|
Leo Caseria; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014The pen may be mightier than the sword, but not necessarily mightier than the table saw. On July 15, 2014, in SD3 v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-191 (E.D. Va.), District Judge Claude M. Hilton dismissed antitrust claims by SD3 and Sawstop against several manufacturers of...
|Two UPC Resellers Settle FTC Invitation to Collude Investigation|
Bruce A. Colbath; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014On July 28, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission accepted, subject to final approval, settlements with InstantUPCCodes.com (“Instant”) and Nationwide Barcode (“Nationwide”), two of the leading barcode resellers, and their principals, Jacob Alifraghis and Philip Peretz, who...
|DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Power Gets A Big Boost|
Bethany Hengsbach; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not necessarily the wisest move for a company” to challenge the definition of “foreign official” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and that “[q]uibbling over...
|Southern District Magistrate Judge Clarifies FLSA “Computer Professional” Exemption|
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014In an April 2014 decision in the Southern District of New York, Olorode v. Streamingedge, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6934 (GBD) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 29, 2014), employers were given some clarification on the Computer Professional overtime exemption available under the Fair Labor Standards Act...
|Tying Health Spending to the Economy: What Does it Mean for the Future?|
Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014Politicians, researchers, and other stakeholders have long recognized the importance of a slowdown in health spending in the U.S. Optimistically, the nation’s health spending has experienced a record slow growth rate in recent years, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently revised...
|Collateral Estoppel Bars Copy-Cat Environmental Plaintiff in New Case After Judgment|
Deborah M. Rosenthal, Joy Siu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment denying a petition for writ of mandate to invalidate project approvals for the construction of a large commercial retail center in the City of Rialto (the “City”) to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The court held that: (1)...
|The Buck Stops Here - Senate Bill Takes Aim at E-retailers|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014After more than a decade of trying to gain traction on Capitol Hill, brick-and-mortar retailers could be close to leveling the playing field with online merchants if the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (“MITFA”) Senate bill proceeds.
|Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry|
Lindsay Colvin, Theodore C. Max; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to identify, target, and expand customer advertising and messaging. This...
|Only When a Permit is Required: The Supreme Court Caps the EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Stationary Sources|
Matthew Klinger; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act when it attempted to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources not already subject to a permit controlling emissions of more...