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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...

 

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...

 

HTMLCrowdfunding 2.0?
John R. Hempill, Lauren Lewis; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLLaches, 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;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLUndocumented Workers May Pursue Claims Under California’s FEHA, So Says The California Supreme Court
Gregg A. Fisch, Dorna Moini; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
Manuel F. Gomez, Jeff Kern; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLU.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;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
In 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...

 

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.

 

HTMLLessons From A Cautionary Tale of Electronic Discovery Pitfalls in Health Care Litigation
David Douglass; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
E-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...

 

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...

 


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