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Can You Hear Me Now?: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2017

On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the HEAR Act into law, establishing a uniform statute of limitations to govern claims seeking recovery of


Buy American and Hire American - New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2017

On April 18, President Trump signed a new executive order (EO) at a ceremony in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The EO is entitled “Buy American and Hire


Brands Beware!!!! FTC Scrutinizing Influencer Posts for Compliance with Endorsement Guides
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2017

In response to a petition from a coalition of consumer groups last year complaining about the need for disclosures by social media influencers, the


FCC Vows Its Never Gonna Give Up On Bridging Digital Divide: Opens Rulemakings To Promote Access To Broadband Infrastructure
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2017

At the end of March, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai branded April “Infrastructure Month.” He paired this declaration with the announcement of a


Consumer Review Fairness Act’s Point of “No Return”
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

On December 14, 2016 the United States Congress passed an act known as the "Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016" ("CRFA"). The stated goal of this


ShowMeTheMoney: Sofia Vergara’s Settlement of Social Media False Endorsement Lawsuit Highlights Modern Legal Issue
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

Last month, Sofia Vergara, star of ABC’s Modern Family, reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the actress against beauty company Venus Concept


Jury Returns Massive Verdict in Hospital Gown Fraud Lawsuit
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2017

On Friday, April 8, 2017, a federal jury in California sent shockwaves throughout the healthcare and legal community when it returned a $454 million


NYC Council Approves Salary History Inquiry Ban
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the New York City Council approved an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) prohibiting New York


GAO Declines to Apply GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act Retroactively to Lapse in Jurisdiction
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

In two recent opinions, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has declined to reconsider protests it dismissed during the recent lapse in its


In California, The Statutory Right To Seek Public Injunctive Relief Is Unwaivable
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

On April 6, 2017, in the matter Sharon McGill v. Citibank, N.A., the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that an arbitration agreement that