• 05.10.19

    Foreign Banks Should Remain Wary of U.S. Sanctions Laws

    While major enforcement actions against foreign banks for U.S. sanctions violations appear to have subsided over the past few years, recent settlements of sanctions-related claims against three large foreign banks remind us that federal and state authorities continue to aggressively monitor ...

  • 05.08.19

    California’s New Extended Producer Responsibility Program for Home-Generated Pharmaceutical and ...

    “The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California, based on national figures, is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year—and these are the latest consumer products to be subject to California’s expanding Extended Producer Responsibility ...

  • 05.07.19

    Abbreviated Justice

    “California courts generally decide appeals with written decisions, but memorandum opinions do exist under California law. The big payoff in an appeal is the court’s opinion.”  

  • 04.29.19

    Impeachment Is Not the Only Way

    “The framing of the public debate among House Democrats suggests that only craven political considerations would block an immediate move to impeach President Donald Trump. But there is a more principled rationale for not leaping to impeachment.”  

  • 04.17.19

    Missed Opportunity to Align State and Federal Takings Law

    “It is truly a shame to see the California Supreme Court walk right up to the edge of aligning state and federal constitutional law -- and then back away. Yet the court recently did just that.”  

  • 04.16.19

    Work Requirements Litigation

    Michael Kolber and Deborah Bachrach, partners in Manatt Health, wrote for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program on a recent Medicaid work requirement ruling in Kentucky and what it could mean for other states considering similar programs.

  • 04.09.19

    Insight: Supreme Court’s Lorenzo Ruling—Questions Remain on Interpretation

    “The U.S. Supreme Court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission a big win on March 27 in Lorenzo v. SEC, by expanding liability for securities fraud cases based on misstatements and omissions.“In Lorenzo, the court significantly broadened the reach of the SEC’s anti-fraud ...

  • 04.04.19

    FCA Cases: Convincing DOJ to Move to Dismiss

    By: Jacqueline C. Wolff“During the nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 15th, then United States Attorney General nominee William Barr backpedaled on earlier statements he had made about the False Claims Act being ‘an abomination.’ Instead he ...

  • 03.27.19

    Copyright: Supreme Court Limits ‘Full Costs’ Award

    In Rimini Street Inc. et al. v. Oracle USA Inc.,1 the Supreme Court held the Copyright Act, which gives federal district courts discretion to award “full costs” to a party in a copyright litigation, does not authorize awards of litigation expenses beyond the six categories of costs ...

  • 03.18.19

    Song-Beverly Credit Card Act: Litigation Developments and Guidance for Retailers Collecting ...

    “Retailers who regularly engage in credit card transactions in California should be aware of collection practices that may increase the risk of litigation under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act. Recent case law provides valuable guidance for retailers seeking to collect customer PII while ...



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