• 03.23.12

    Manatt’s Advertising Practice a Finalist for 2012 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence

    The national Advertising, Marketing & Media practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has been named a finalist for the Chambers USA 2012 Awards for Excellence.

  • 03.14.12

    Battle Over “Coach” Needs a Ref

    In a trademark dispute between handbag manufacturer Coach and Triumph Learning, an educational materials publisher, the Federal Circuit found that Coach’s brand was not diluted by the publisher’s use of “Coach” marks for educational materials.

  • 03.09.12

    Toward a High Performance Health Care System for Vulnerable Populations

    Safety-net hospitals are central to healthcare delivery systems and as such play a critical role in achieving high-performance healthcare for vulnerable populations. 

  • 03.08.12

    Jordan's Suit Not a Slam Dunk

    He may be a basketball legend, but Michael Jordan’s prowess on the court did not translate into a slam dunk in the courtroom.

  • 03.06.12

    Time to Disqualify Judge on Remand Not Triggered by Remittitur

    California Code of Civil Procedure section 170.6 allows prevailing appellants to disqualify the original trial court judge from presiding over a case after remand from the Court of Appeal by moving to disqualify that judge within “60 days.”

  • 03.01.12

    FCC Issues New Regs on Robocalls

    In an attempt to harmonize the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission with those of the Federal Trade Commission, the FCC recently issued a report and order addressing prerecorded telephone messages made by automated dialers, most commonly referred to as “robocalls.”

  • 02.28.12

    CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing the 60-Day Overpayment Refund Requirement

    On February 16, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a long-awaited proposed rule addressing the obligation of health care organizations to return overpayments made by federal health care programs.

  • 02.27.12

    CMBS 2.0: Still in Need of Work

    Since their arrival in the 1980s, commercial mortgage–backed securities (CMBS) have held great promise for commercial real estate borrowers.

  • 02.23.12

    FTC Warns Background Check Mobile Apps Over FCRA Compliance

    The marketers of six mobile applications recently received warning letters from the Federal Trade Commission cautioning them to review their policies and procedures to ensure their compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • 02.22.12

    Unprecedented Planning Opportunities Set to Expire at End of 2012

    If you are considering making gifts or transferring wealth to your children, grandchildren or other family members, 2012 is the time to act. 2012 presents an unprecedented opportunity for families to transfer wealth while minimizing transfer tax implications.