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HTMLChange Your Entire Energy Export Policy Using This One Weird Trick! BIS “Clarifies” Short Supply Controls to Make Oil Exporting Easier
Reid Whitten; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
On December 30 the Commerce Department shifted the oil export landscape as it had existed for 40 years, with only a little administrative sleight-of-hand.

 

HTMLThe First Law of International Dynamics: Sanctions May Be Transformed But Never Created or Destroyed
J. Scott Maberry, Cheryl Palmeri; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
U.S. economic sanctions, by their nature, often change without warning. Since sanctions reflect U.S. foreign and national security policy, they must evolve rapidly with world events. Often, it seems that when one door is closed, another is opened. Most recently, President Obama’s December 17...

 

HTMLImplied Waiver of Privilege in Internal Investigations: Barko Court Compels Production of Internal Investigation Documents, Again
Bruce J. Casino, Bora P. Rawcliffe; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
On November 20, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia once again ordered Kellogg, Brown and Root (“KBR”) to produce all documents prepared as part of an internal investigation. The District Court’s decision comes after the D.C. Circuit, in an opinion that was...

 

HTMLAnother Blow to Call Recording Class Actions
Jay Ramsey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014
Back in February, the California Court of Appeal in Hataishi v. First American Home Buyers Protection Corp., 223 Cal. App. 4th 1454 (Feb. 21, 2014), dealt a significant blow to call recording class actions across California. The Court held that plaintiffs asserting claims under California Penal...

 

HTMLToward a Transactional Exemption for Emerging Company Investments
John R. Hempill; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In “Bringing the Individual Accredited Investor Definition into the 21st Century,” which was posted on December 18th of last year, it was suggested that there might be certain common venture capital transactional structures that provide protections that could justify eliminating the...

 

HTMLDelaware Court of Chancery Rejects Share-Tracing Standing Requirement for Appraisal Petitioners
Alex Kuljis, John P. Stigi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
The Delaware Court of Chancery issued companion opinions clarifying Delaware’s standing requirements for appraisal petitions under 8 Del. C. § 262. In In re Appraisal of Ancestry.com, Inc., C.A. No. 8173-VGC, 2015 WL 66825 (Del. Ch. Jan. 5, 2015), and Merion Capital LP v. BMC Software,...

 

HTMLHigher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are revised annually, based on the change in gross national product and will be effective thirty days...

 

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Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Forfeiture Action Against Real Estate Allegedly Linked to Honduran Bribery Scheme Underscores U.S. Government’s Expansive Jurisdiction

Manuel F. Gomez; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture action seeking to recover certain Louisiana real estate allegedly purchased with funds traceable to a $2 million bribe paid to a former Honduran government official in the Central American country. The DOJ’s action in...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Reaffirms FCA’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit
Matthew W. Turetzky; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit’s broad interpretation of the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), in United States ex rel. Ven-a-Care of the Fla. Keys v. Baxter...

 

HTMLGo For De Novo: FDA’s Revised Approach to Medical Device Accessories
Vinay Bhupathy, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
Accessories are an everyday reality for almost all users of technology products today. They can help improve efficacy, increase usability and make many other improvements to the technology we use. Increasingly, accessories are used for health related applications (e.g., smartwatches that connect to...

 


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