George Gigounas

George Gigounas

DLA Piper

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California court certifies unlikely class – will it redefine the class action landscape?

In food marketing litigation, class certification is a major hurdle for would-be class plaintiffs, but a recent case out in the Central District of California may have lowered the bar with a flexible approach to class...more

4/25/2014 - Class Certification Food Labeling Marketing

"Company Doe" wins challenge but loses anonymity - ruling makes it tougher for companies to confront erroneous online claims

A new decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal will require the lower court to unseal court documents, revealing the identity of a manufacturer that claims it was falsely implicated in a consumer report....more

4/23/2014 - Company Doe Consumer Product Safety Act CPSC First Amendment Public Disclosure

Warning – California proposes major changes for Proposition 65 warnings: take part in the process

The California agency that implements Proposition 65 – perhaps the nation’s highest-profile consumer product toxics law – has proposed far-reaching changes to the now-familiar warnings required under that statute. ...more

3/20/2014 - Chemicals Hazardous Substances OEHHA Proposition 65

California Green Chemistry Initiative’s coming Priority Products list, and the DTSC Strategic Plan: what do they mean for you?

The highly anticipated next step in California’s Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) is the planned April 2014 release of the list of Priority Products that will be first in the spotlight for chemical regulatory scrutiny,...more

2/26/2014 - Chemicals DTSC Green Chemistry Hazardous Substances

California’s Governor Brown earmarks funds for Prop 65 regulations but the threat of unnecessary litigation remains

California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, finally has the attention of legislators and the governor’s office and is undergoing key changes. ...more

2/24/2014 - Chemicals Drinking Water Hazardous Substances Proposition 65

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