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HTMLSCOTUS Denies Petition For Cert In Iskanian
Lisa M. Harris, Frances M.K. Hernandez, Marlene M. Nicolas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On June 24, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a controversial decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. While the Court in Iskanian confirmed that an express class action waiver in an employment arbitration agreement is enforceable under California law, it also held that...

 

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...

 

HTMLNew York Court Finds That Plaintiff Who Never Worked a Day For Company Is Not Entitled To A $350,000 Performance Bonus
Kevin J. Smith, Jonathan Sokolowski; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On January 20, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision plainly reminding employers of the importance of precisely drafting employment documents. In the case of In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., 2015 WL 247403 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2015), the...

 

HTMLAllegations That Designer Wedding Dress Line Constitutes A Relevant Product Market Found Implausible
Don T. Hibner; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
Allegations that a highly specialized designer line of wedding dresses lacks reasonable substitutes fail to support allegations of Sherman Act violations for price fixing and group boycott claims. House of Brides etc., v. Alfred Angelo, Inc., Case No. 1:11-cv-07834 (N.D. Ill., December 4, 2014).

 

HTMLECR Episode XI: Rewriting the Guide to the Galaxy - Satellites Passed to Commerce Control
Reid Whitten; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on Novembe 6, 2014
Glancing through the fictional but fascinating Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Rsch. Ford Prefect; Pub. Megadodo Publications), one might recognize that the assertions therein are a bit confusing. Similarly, one might become confused when reviewing another, less whimsical, guide to the...

 

HTML2014 Cap Year Mandatory Hospice Cap Calculation - Be Ready
Brian M. Daucher, Douglas Robert Luther; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2014
With the 2014 cap year just concluded, it’s time to think about the new cap calculation requirements.

 

HTMLDistrict Court Strikes Down Regulation of Purely Intrastate Species on Private Land
Alexander L. Merritt; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2014
In a significant Endangered Species Act case, the Utah District Court has ruled that Congress may not regulate take of the threatened Utah prairie dog, a purely intrastate species, on non-federal land. The court found that the challenged regulation went beyond the scope of the Commerce Clause...

 

HTMLRound Two: Prosecutors Reopen Bank Settlements
Thaddeus Rogers McBride, Cheryl Palmeri; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2014
With our political system suffering from a growing chasm down party lines, our public servants seem to be increasingly vulnerable to public pressure. Politicians scramble to fight for whatever cause du jour will garner them the most support. And lately, no political act is guaranteed to please Main...

 

HTMLFTC Proposes Consent Order to Settle Charges Alleging Misrepresentations by Patent Assertion Entity
William F. Ahmann, Mukund H. Sharma; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 7, 2014
On November 6, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a consent order that would settle charges against a patent assertion entity, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC (“MPHJ”), and a law firm that represented MPHJ.

 


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