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Most Recent CFPB Supervisory Highlights Feature FCRA, Lo Compensation and Debt Collection Issues
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s most recent supervisory highlights publication featured issues relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act


FTC proposes consent order to settle charges alleging misrepresentations by patent assertion entity
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2014

On November 6, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a consent order that would settle charges against a patent assertion entity, MPHJ


CFPB issues consent order to Taylor Homes based on sham joint venture arrangement
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2013

On May 17, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a consent order to Paul Taylor Homes Limited, Paul Taylor Corp. and Paul


Second Circuit effectively reverses rejection of SEC's settlement with Citigroup
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

In Securities & Exchange Commission v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 2012 WL 851807 (2d Cir. Mar. 15, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit essentially approved the terms of a settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. that had been notoriously rejected by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Rakoff, J.) as “neither reasonable, nor fair, nor adequate, nor in the public interest”.


Fourth District Court of Appeal confirms that the no "pick off" rule applies to a potential UCL class action
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2010

In Wallace v. GEICO General Insurance Company (April 19, 2010) __ Cal.App.4th __, the Fourth District Court of Appeal confirmed that a defendant cannot "pick off" a potential class representative by tendering payment of their claim in a class action alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code section 17200 et seq. ("UCL").


Schering-Plough's $41 billion acquisition of Merck clears antitrust hurdles with consent order
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2009

The Federal Trade Commission announced in October 2009 that it will allow Schering-Plough Corporation's proposed $41.1 billion acquisition of Merck & Co., Inc. to proceed, subject to a consent order requiring the parties to each divest certain interests and assets in businesses where the FTC was concerned the transaction would have substantially reduced competition.


The latest advance in the debate over reverse payment settlements: will the Supreme Court punt, again?
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2009

On April 24, 2009, a group of professors of law, economics and business, together with the American Antitrust Institute, the Public Patent Foundation, and AARP (collectively "amici") filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse the decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Cirpoflaxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, 544 F.3d 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2008) ("Cipro").


The food fight is over: Whole Foods and FTC settle dispute over merger of organic markets
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2009

After nearly two years of vigorously disputing the competitive impact of Whole Foods Market Inc.'s acquisition of Wild Oats Market, Inc., on March 6, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Whole Foods that will substantially restore competition allegedly eliminated by Whole Foods' 2007 acquisition of Wild Oats and resolves the antitrust regulator's charges that the acquisition violated federal antitrust laws.


FTC and California AG join in challenging reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

On January 29, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), in conjunction with California's Attorney General, launched its latest challenge to reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, Fed. Trade Comm'n et al. v. Watson Pharm., Inc. et al., 09-cv-00598 (AHM) ("Watson").


FTC finds patent holder's refusal to honor licensing agreements on technology adopted by Standard Setting Organization unlawful
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2008

Businesses that participate in Standard Setting Organizations ("SSOs") and seek adoption of their technologies in standards now arguably face additional exposures.