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HTMLCrowdfunding 2.0?
John R. Hempill, Lauren Lewis; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On October 24, 2013, the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published proposed rules (Release Nos. 33-9470; 34-70741) to permit companies to offer and sell securities through “regulation” crowdfunding as proposed in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the...

 

HTMLLaches, Statutes of Limitations and Raging Bull: The Supreme Court Re-Emphasizes The Pitfalls Of Delay In Copyright Cases
Edwin Komen, Dylan J. Price; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U.S. -- (2014), the United States Supreme Court addressed the role that the equitable defense of laches - i.e., a plaintiff’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in commencing suit - plays in relation to a claim of copyright infringement filed...

 

HTMLUndocumented Workers May Pursue Claims Under California’s FEHA, So Says The California Supreme Court
Gregg A. Fisch, Dorna Moini; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
On June 26, 2014, in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court held that undocumented immigrants who fraudulently obtained employment still may pursue retaliation and discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). In its decision, the Court also...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Decision Gives More Latitude to Defeat Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuits Prior to Class Certification
Steven O. Kramer, Jonathan D. Moss, John P. Stigi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, -- S Ct. --, 2014 WL 2807181 (U.S. June 23, 2014), the United States Supreme Court refused to overturn the landmark decision Basic v. Levinson, but ruled that securities class action defendants may rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
Manuel F. Gomez, Jeff Kern; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange...

 

HTMLLessons From A Cautionary Tale of Electronic Discovery Pitfalls in Health Care Litigation
David Douglass; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
E-discovery is especially challenging in healthcare related litigation due to the healthcare industry’s reliance on electronically stored information (ESI), the volume of medical records often at issue in health care litigation, especially, qui tam litigation, the time periods often at issue...

 

HTMLHigh Rates of Unhealthy Enrollees in ACA Exchanges
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Perhaps putting added pressure on insurers as they prepare to set rates for 2015, new evidence suggests that people enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act have higher rates of serious health conditions than those with other coverage. As The Wall Street Journal reported, this...

 

HTMLCal. Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Class Certification of Independent Contract Class Actions
Thomas R. Kaufman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued yet another decision on class certification; this time in an action challenging the independent contractor (“IC”) classification of a proposed class of Antelope Valley News newspaper deliverers, Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc....

 

HTMLCFPB Has Authority to Bring Actions Against a Non-Depository Institution’s Related Persons; Are Payday Lenders Next?
Sherwin F. Root; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act grants to the U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “CFPB”) the power to bring actions against “related persons” of non-depository institutions.

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court’s Ruling in Hobby Lobby that Closely Held, For-Profit Companies Should Receive Religious Exemptions From ObamaCare’s Conception Mandate Likely Will Have Little Practical Impact Immediately in the Employment Arena
Gregg A. Fisch, Nick Schnermann; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
On June 30, 2014, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in a 5-4 decision along partisan lines. The Court ruled that closely held, for-profit companies are entitled to certain religious freedom protections from generally applicable regulations that violate the...

 


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