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HTMLThose NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On
John Chierichella; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective. A recent decision of the Court of Federal Claims - Liberty Ammunition v....

 

HTMLWrap Up of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly
William A. Gray; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 09, 2015
On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Virginia General Bill GrayAssembly adjourned. For the first time in 15 years, it was an early adjournment. Over 2500 bills and resolutions were filed, and Governor McAuliffe was presented with over 800 bills to review and consider. The annual Veto Session is...

 

HTMLReminder to Perform Annual ISO/ESPP Reporting in January 2015
Gregory C. Schick; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
As discussed in our December 16, 2010 blog article, the IRS issued final regulations in 2009 under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) that require Employers to annually furnish each employee who exercised incentive stock options (“ISOs”) or sold or...

 

HTMLFull Speed Ahead for Meaningful Use 
Vinay Bhupathy, Eric A. Klein; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
On Friday, March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule which would make significant changes to the federal Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) Incentive Programs (collectively the “Meaningful Use...

 

HTMLMore Risk for All and “Free” Care?
Vinay Bhupathy, Ken Yood; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015
While the Supreme Court continues to debate the outcome of King v. Burwell in their chambers, stakeholders must be prepared for the potential fallout the nine justices’ ruling may have. Two weeks ago, we summarized the underpinnings of the case and last week, we reviewed the impact of a...

 

HTMLNot So Small After All: Call Fire Uses Common Carrier Defense to Defeat Rinky Dink TCPA Class Action Case
David S. Almeida, Mark S. Eisen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
Last month, in Rinky Dink, Inc. v. Electronic Merchant Systems, et al., No 13-cv-01347, 2015 WL 778065 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 24, 2015), online voice and text provider CallFire became one of the first (if not the first) TCPA defendants to avoid liability for pre-recorded calls through the common carrier...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Lowers the Bar on Ascertainability Requirement in Consumer Class Actions
Robin A. Achen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
In Aguirre v. Amscan Holdings, Inc., Case No. 073059, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 214 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 11, 2015), a California Court of Appeal reversed the denial of certification of a putative class alleging violation of Civil Code Section 1747.08 of California’s Song Beverly Credit Card Act....

 

HTMLImportant Alert for Commercial Owners/Landlords and Brokers/Agents: Changes to California Dual Agency Disclosure Laws Effective January 1, 2015
Lydia Lake, Pamela L. Westhoff; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, California law requires real estate brokers and agents to provide their clients and prospective clients with specific new disclosures, including (1) an initial disclosure form regarding the nature of agency relationships, which is typically provided at the time a listing...

 

HTMLNever Let Them See You Coming—Keys to Setting Up Witnesses Interviews In An Internal Investigation
Juan C. Castañeda; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
With those words, the silver-haired senior-level executive of the customs broker I was investigating for bribery let me know that his guard was down. In fact, he seemed relieved and almost eager to help me, a young lawyer that reminded him of his nephew.

 

HTMLSacramento Kings Win Again; Second CEQA Challenge Rejected
Shadi Mahmoudi, Maria Pracher; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
The Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District of California has ruled in favor of the City of Sacramento with regard to a series of challenges brought under CEQA to certification of an EIR and approval of a project to build a new arena in downtown Sacramento. The project involves a...

 


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