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It’s High Time to Update Your Marijuana Policies
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

The legalization of recreational use of marijuana in several states, including California, has left many employment policies vague and confused. This


Title VII In Transition? Texas Federal Court Rules That Anti-Discrimination Statute Protects Transgender Individuals
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

In a landmark ruling, a federal court judge in Texas issued an opinion holdingunequivocallythat Title VII protects transgender individuals from


Medicare Advantage to Address Social Determinants of Health: An Important Step for Value-Based Care
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

On April 4, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized guidance and policies for the Medicare Advantage program that will


New York State Passes Budget, Creates New Sexual Harassment Obligations For Employers
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a 2019 New York budget implementing the provisions of S-7848A (the “Budget”). Beyond the


In Case Alleging Nationwide Pharmacy Fraud, Kmart Scores Narrow Settlement
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2018

On Thursday, March 8, Kmart Corporation inked a settlement of a False Claims Act investigation in which the qui tam relator initially alleged


Sex Discrimination Liability, Says First Circuit
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2018

In Franchina v. City of Providence, 2018 WL 550511, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1919 (1st Cir., Jan. 25, 2018), the First Circuit offered no sympathy to the


Second Circuit Limits Reach of SLUSA Preclusion in State Law Variable Annuity Class Action
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

In O’Donnell v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., No. 17-cv-1085, 2018 WL 1720808 (2d Cir. Apr. 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the


Materiality Part III: It Is Not Enough That The Government Could Refuse PaymentThe Question Is Whether The Government Would Refuse Payment
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

In Part II of our series, we discussed government knowledge. When the government knows of a claim’s falsity, but nevertheless pays the claim, the


New York City Council Enacts Package of Bills to Combat Sexual Harassment
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act


Health Plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers - Past and Future
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Historically, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) have been uncomfortable neighbors. Plans provide drug coverage, but contract out the