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HTMLHavana Hold Your Hand: Reaching Out to Cuban Entrepreneurs
J. Scott Maberry, Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
New regulations on Cuba enter into force today, only 29 days after President Obama promised them. The liberalized provisions focus on support for private sector actors in Cuba.

 

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...

 

HTMLFaulty Damages Model Leads to Partial Decertification
Robin A. Achen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
On November 6, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part defendant Dole’s motion for decertification in Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. In May of 2014, the court had granted certification of classes under...

 

HTMLEmployers Are Not Required to Relieve Employees of All Duty During Rest Breaks
Kevin P. Jackson; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
In 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corporation, et al. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. 4th 1004, which provided substantial clarity to California employers regarding the obligation to provide meal and rest breaks. While the Brinker court...

 

HTMLIn Highly-Anticipated Decision, Ninth Circuit Affirms That Hospital-Physician Group Merger in St. Luke’s Violated Section 7 And Casts Serious Doubt on Viability of Efficiencies Defense
Helen Cho Eckert, David R. Garcia; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
On February 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued its highly-anticipated decision at the intersection of health care and antitrust, affirming the lower court’s finding that a hospital-physician group merger completed nearly three years ago violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. St. Alphonsus...

 

HTMLThe California Supreme Court Holds That Certain Security Guards Must Be Paid to Sleep
Lindsay M. Holloman, Daniel J. McQueen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
On December 31, 2014, the California Supreme Court held in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc. (Case No. S212704) that security guards who work shifts of 24 or more hours under Wage Order 4 must be compensated for their sleep time. The Court also held that, under the particular facts of the...

 

HTMLFDA Issues Guidance for Mobile Medical Applications: What Will be Subject to FDA Oversight and Enforcement?
Carrie A. Ross; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2014
On February 09, 2015, the FDA issued final guidelines to outline its regulatory enforcement approach to mobile medical applications (or “apps”). The FDA is taking a risk-based approach, focusing its oversight on apps that (1) meet the definition of medical devices under section 201(h)...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Update - Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
Gazal Pour-Moezzi, Carlo F. Van den Bosch; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property group prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in the trademark matter entitled Hana Financial v. Hana Bank. 574 U.S. --- (2015). Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous court, affirmed a Ninth Circuit ruling that the doctrine of trademark...

 

HTMLNew York Wage Board Recommends $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tipped Workers
Ryan Duffy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Under a proposal recommended by the state’s Wage Board on Friday, January 30, 2015, tipped workers in New York state, including restaurant servers and hospitality workers, would have their minimum hourly wage increased to $7.50 per hour before tips.

 

HTMLUrgent Notice To Employers: Annual H-1B Visa Quota Will Open on April 1
Greg L. Berk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
For employers looking to bring non-US citizens into the United States, an important immigration deadline is around the corner. Failure to properly plan for and meet this deadline may result in the employer’s inability to bring into the country its planned talent.

 


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