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The EEOC’s assault on separation agreements a bump in the road, but it’s far from over
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

Most employers have separation agreement forms that have served them well over the years. The terms have become fairly standardized and, aside from


Recent developments in cases dealing with the False Claims Act’s first-to-file and public disclosure bars
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, enables whistleblowersalso known as qui tam relators to file fraud suits on


Unlawful development permit conditions not binding on second permit applicant when original permit expires without use second district changes mind on changed facts
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

A major fact correction on rehearing led the Second Appellate District to reverse its earlier ruling in Bowman v. California Coastal Commission (2nd


New year, New Orleans, old tricks
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2015

The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the


Fourth District’s split decision further complicates CEQA requirements surrounding GHG impact analysis and mitigation measures dissent warns majority opinion will weaken and confuse the law
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

In a split decision on November 24, 2014, the Fourth District California Court of Appeal invalidated the program EIR for San Diego Association of


Beginning to close the POM circle? POM Wonderful and drug advertising: JHP Pharmaceuticals
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

Earlier this year, in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., the Supreme Court examined the interaction between the Lanham Act's prohibition against


Update: Sandoz and Celltrion decline the invitation to dance: biosimilars challenge the applicability of the BPCIA’s exchange provisions before bringing suit
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2014

In our previous blog post of November 11, 2014, we noted that Celltrion had filed a declaratory judgment action against Kennedy Trust for


Employers beware! Employees are permitted to use employer’s email systems for non work purposes, including union organizing
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

Overturning existing precedent, the NLRB has ruled that certain employees have a right to use employer email systems for protected communications


Second Circuit holds that SIPA does not permit an inflation or interest adjustment to “net equity” claims for customer property
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

In In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, No. 14-97-bk(L), 2015 WL 727965 (2d Cir. Feb. 20, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for


California Court of Appeal applies Delaware law to deny discovery in shareholder derivative action
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2014

In Jones v. Martinez, 230 Cal. App. 4th 1248 (2014), the California Court of Appeal, Second Division, held that a plaintiff asserting a shareholder