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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...

 

HTMLNow That That’s Settled: The Status of Class Action Settlements in the Seventh Circuit after Pella, Radioshack and NBTY
David S. Almeida, Mark S. Eisen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
Over the last several months, Judge Richard Posner has authored a triumvirate of opinions reversing the district courts’ approval, over objections, of consumer class action settlements—Eubank v. Pella Corp., 753 F.3d 718 (7th Cir. 2014), Redman v. RadioShack Corp., 768 F.3d 622 (7th...

 

HTMLDOJ Issues Opinion, Provides (Some) Comfort on Successor Liability
Thaddeus Rogers McBride, Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014
In a recent Opinion Procedure Release (OPR), Number 14-02, the U.S. Department of Justice expressly limited successor liability for a US company purchasing a non-US company that had paid bribes in the past. In so doing, DOJ may have given a little bit of comfort to US companies and issuers thinking...

 

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...

 

HTMLOFAC Issues Cuban Asset Control Regulations Focused on the U.S. Financial Sector
Curtis M. Dombek, J. Scott Maberry; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
On January 15, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to implement changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014.

 

HTMLBargaining with Apple: Understanding the iOS Developer Program License Agreement
Zachary M. Turke; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
This article, which focuses on the iOS Developer Program License Agreement, is the second of two articles geared at helping app developers understand the fine print of the agreements they are asked to enter into with the companies that distribute their products.

 

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...

 

HTMLThe Artist’s Legacy - Business and Legal Planning Issues
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Sheppard Mullin attorneys Christine Steiner and Lauren Liebes recently joined Weston Naef, Getty Photography Curator Emeritus, and ASA appraiser Jennifer Stoots for “What Will Become of Your Legacy”, a panel discussion at Los Angeles Center of Photography. The panel addressed business...

 

HTMLNo Change Of Position, No Estoppel
Alejandro E. Moreno, Lisa S. Yun; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
Under California Law, a party seeking to defeat the statute of frauds based on promissory estoppel must allege an actual change in position. In Jones v. Wachovia Bank, 230 Cal.App.4th 935 (2014), the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims for...

 


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