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HTMLNinth Circuit Rejects Use of Preemptive Litigation to Validate Federal Approvals
James Rusk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
The Ninth Circuit has rejected a “novel litigation strategy” that Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc., employed in an effort to preempt a possible litigation challenge to federal approvals that Shell received for Arctic oil exploration. After receiving the approvals, but before any suit had been...

 

HTMLLegislature Can Amend CEQA to Expedite Construction of Sacramento Kings Arena
Arthur Yu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
The NBA owns the right to acquire and relocate the Sacramento Kings if a new arena is not completed and open in downtown Sacramento by 2017. The City and the Kings have targeted an October 2016 opening to avoid this outcome. To facilitate construction, the California Legislature added Section...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Access
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In the case of Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (D064120; Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC), the California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review of the decision by the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) upholding a prior decision in which...

 

HTMLLA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Buildings
Tetlo N. Emmen, Alfred Fraijo; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Capping a year-long partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Lucy Jones, a well-known seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, Mayor Eric Garcetti released “Resilience by Design” last week, a plan that includes an ambitious set of proposed seismic regulations....

 

HTMLChina Court Ruled Infringement for Ambush Marketing in Film Industry
Meng Yan; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The term “Ambush Marketing” originally came from inappropriate sport advertisement in western countries. It involves a marketing strategy wherein the advertisers associate themselves with, and therefore capitalize on, a particular event without paying any sponsorship/license fee. As...

 

HTMLNew Customs Credit Measures
Sharon Xu; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
The General Administrations of Customs issued the Interim Measures of the Customs of the People¿s Republic of China for the Administration of Enterprise Credit (the ¿Interim Measures¿) on October 8th, 2014, which is effective as of December 1, 2014.

 

HTMLChina and Australia Conclude Landmark Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Neil Ray, Jiamu Sun; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 17, 2014, China and Australia completed their negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) by signing a Declaration of Intent which contained the essential elements of the free trade deal and commits both countries to draft the legal text of the...

 

HTMLChina Arbitration Update: New CIETAC Rules Effective January 1, 2015
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
The China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) approved a new set of arbitration rules effective on January 1, 2015. The 2015 CIETAC Rules include a number of important updates and revisions that bring CIETAC arbitration proceedings closer in line with international...

 

HTMLAppellate Division Panel Issues Ruling Broadly Interpreting New York State Human Rights Law
Ryan Duffy, Lisa M. Harris, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On January 14, 2015, in a case of first impression, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department held that an employee can sufficiently demonstrate his membership in a protected class by virtue of his association with another person - in this case, his wife. In Jeffrey Chiara...

 

HTMLTeva v. Sandoz (USSC) - Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Rulings
Michael V. Solomita; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling. Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S. &under;&under; (2015). Prior to this decision, a district...

 


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