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Plaintiffs must offer "significant proof" of a common policy or practice to satisfy commonality under Rule 23 post-Dukes
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

On January 28, 2013, Hon. George King of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order in Pedroza v


Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners - consumers can challenge Reebok's exclusive NFL apparel deal based just on a market of garments bearing NFL team logos
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2013

On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and


Russian Revolution redux
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2013

The long-ago Russian Revolution has been fought anew in the Federal courts in New York. The case is Konowaloff v. Metropololitan Museum of Art, and


United States v. Windsor creates new estate planning opportunities for married same-sex couples
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2013

The recent United States Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which had defined


The amorphous "unusual circumstances" exception to CEQA's categorical exemption strikes again
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The recent Voices for Rural Living v. El Dorado Irrigation District case from the California Court of Appeal’s Third District applied the “unusual circumstances” exception to overturn a categorical exemption used to approve a water supply memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an existing Native American casino


Commercial Division justices Oing and Scarpulla participate in new pilot program
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2014

The New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, has announced that two of its judges, Justices Oing and Scarpulla, will participate in a new program


Second Circuit digs its heels into Louboutin dispute; finds "red sole" trademark protectable, but limited in scope
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

On September 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited and highly anticipated decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent Am. Holding, Inc


In agricultural regulation, a "flawed rate" is not a "filed rate" for damage purposes
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

Notwithstanding the general applicability of the Filed Rate Doctrine, the Ninth Circuit recently held that it does not necessarily bar producer class actions for overcharges


Making Meyer lemonade out of Meyer lemons: Ninth Circuit affirms provisional class certification and injunction in TCPA case
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2012

In Meyer v. Portfolio Recovery Associates (Oct. 12, 2012), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Southern District of California’s decision to provisionally certify a class and grant a preliminary injunction against Portfolio Recovery Associates, a debt collector alleged to be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. 227, by calling California debtors’ wireless phones without their prior express consent


FCPA and anti-corruption enforcement update: April - September 2012
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

We regularly report on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") developments and have furnished subscribers with a primer on the FCPA