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Ninth Circuit applies Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to affirm dismissal of Section 17200 class action involving variable life insurance policies
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

In Freeman Investments, LP v. Pacific Life Insurance Co., No. 09-55513, 2013 WL 11884 (9th Cir. Jan 2, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for


Fifth Circuit upholds the validity of class-action waivers in arbitration agreements
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2013

Earlier this week, on December 3, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that arbitration agreements lawfully can contain class-action waivers


Higher filing thresholds for HSR Act premerger notifications effective February 11, 2013
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2013

Higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 became effective on February 11, 2013. The


Applying a legal bandaid to defective acts: Delaware law creates new procedures to ratify defective corporate acts
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

On June 30, 2013, the State of Delaware amended the Delaware General Corporations Law (the "DGCL") to include two new sections, Section 204 and


SEC brings charges against SEC registered investment adviser for improperly allocating expenses and other violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”)
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2014

On February 25, 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") filed public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against


Sixth Circuit holds that affiliated business arrangements are not bound by HUD's statement of policy regarding sham AfBAs
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, held late last month that real estate


E.D.N.Y. judge reverses course: rule 41 stipulation of voluntary dismissal in FLSA action does not require court aspproval
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

On February 22, 2013, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan reversed his prior decision that required a plaintiff to seek court approval of a settlement


Delaware and California courts split as to whether a reverse triangular merger results in an assignment by operation of law, creating potential pitfalls for Delaware and other foreign corporations located in California
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2013

In Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH, C.A. No. 5589-VCP, 2013 WL 911118 (Del. Ch. Feb. 22, 2013, rev. Mar. 8, 2013), the Delaware


The fate of Argentina's debt restructuring is getting closer
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Argentina, USA
  • April 10 2013

In what the Financial Times has called "the sovereign debt restructuring case of the century," Argentina has timely submitted its proposal as


The Stockton saga continues: untouchable pensions on the chopping block?
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

Judge Christopher M. Klein's decision to accept the City of Stockton's petition for bankruptcy on April 1, 2013 set the stage for a battle over