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HTMLRedbox Collection of ZIP Codes Does Not Violate Song-Beverly Privacy Rights
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (“Redbox”), provider of the popular self-service kiosks that rent movies and video games in airports and other locations, received confirmation last month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it can continue requiring customers to provide their ZIP...

 

HTMLIllinois Becomes The Fifth State To Enact So Called “Ban The Box” Law, Prohibiting Private Sector Employers From Asking About Criminal History
Brian S. Arbetter; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
This past Monday, July 21, 2014, Illinois joined Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island as the fifth State to enact a so called “ban the box” law. Signed by the Governor, the law will take effect on January 1, 2015. Called the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act,...

 

HTMLState Council Released Opinions on Promoting Fair Competition and Maintaining Regular Order in the Market
Xiaolu Xu; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The State Council has released the Several Opinions on Promoting Fair Competition and Maintaining Regular Order in the Market (the “Opinions”) on July 8, 2014.

 

HTMLPrincipal Architects on Residential Projects Liable for Construction Defects Outside Their Control; Developers and Owners May Pay the Price
Meredith A. Jones-McKeown; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided the much watched case Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. The court held that the “principal architect” “owes a duty of care to future homeowners in the design of a residential building ....

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Limits Application of Commissioned Employee Exemption
Thomas R. Kaufman, Anna M. Stancu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
On July 14, 2014, the California Supreme Court held in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc. that employees qualify for the California “commissioned employee” exemption in a pay period only if they receive “earnings [that] exceed one and one-half (1-1/2) times the minimum wage”...

 

HTMLDelaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
Thomas Michael, Ariel Yehezkel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing corporate document.

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Thinks Inside the Bun, Applies Traditional Agency Principles To Dismiss Putative TCPA Class Action Claims Against Taco Bell Corp.
J. Aaron George, Paul A. Werner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
In Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp., No. 12-56458 (9th Cir. July 2, 2014) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that Taco Bell, one defendant in a putative class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, could not be...

 

HTMLFilm Tax Incentives in Latin America
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and while the consumer is still demanding for more new content, producers are struggling with this new competitive era. While appetite for content is at its highest peak, and consumer is getting original content from distributors...

 

HTMLDOL Proposes to Amend FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages
Christopher J. Collins, Shira Forman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to expressly include individuals in same-sex marriages.

 

HTMLShedding Light on CFIUS: Appeals Court Holds That CFIUS Review Lacks Constitutional Due Process
Mark L. Jensen, J. Scott Maberry, Robert L. Magielnicki, Thaddeus Rogers McBride, Brian D. Weimer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
In a stunning ruling issued on July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the subsequent unwinding of the investment deprived the foreign investor of due process under the 5th...

 


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