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Florida Now Follows New York to Find No Common Law Public Performance Right For Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

A few months ago, we brought to your attention a case initiated by The Turtles, seeking royalties in New York for the unauthorized performance of


New York Court of Appeals Says No Common Law Public Performance Right For Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2017

On December 20, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, held that no common law public performance right exists for


Ascertainability saps plaintiffs’ energy in dietary supplement class action
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2015

In the recent decision Mirabella v. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Case No. 12-62086-CIV-ZLOCH (S.D. Fl. Feb. 27, 2015) the plaintiffs attempted, but


California and Florida lead trend of new state-level Iran sanctions
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA, Iran
  • June 16 2011

On June 2, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new state law prohibiting Florida government entities from contracting with companies invested in Iran’s petroleum energy sector


In re TOUSA: District Court reverses bankruptcy court's order requiring lenders to disgorge $480 million as fraudulent transfer
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

On February 11, 2011, the Hon Alan Gold of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a 113 page opinion and order quashing the bankruptcy court's order requiring the lenders involved in TOUSA, Inc.'s Transeastern joint venture to disgorge, as fraudulent transfers under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code, settlement monies that they had received on July 31, 2007 in repayment of their existing debt and to pay prejudgment interest on such monies, for a total disgorgement in excess of $480 million.


District court holds no D&O insurance coverage for attorneys' fees and costs incurred in voluntary response to SEC investigation
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2010

In Office Depot, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., No. 09-80554-CIV-MARRA, 2010 WL 4065416 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 15, 2010), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently concluded that Office Depot, Inc. (“Office Depot” or the “Company”) could not recover $23 million in attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in voluntarily responding to a Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) investigation and in conducting an internal investigation and audit.


Supreme Court says Florida's beach preservation activities did not infringe shoreline property rights; justices scrap over role of courts in property takings
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

On June 17, 2010, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State of Florida did not infringe on private property interests by engaging in a beach preservation effort.


United States Supreme Court resolves circuit split
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2008

In a recent decision, the United States Supreme Court resolved a circuit split regarding the meaning of the statutory phrase "under a plan confirmed under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy Code," as codified in 11 U.S.C. 1146(a).


Catherine K. La Tempa
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Jenny Park Garner
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP