Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Sedgwick LLP

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New York Federal Court Dismisses Superstorm Sandy Bad-Faith Claim as Redundant

In 433 Main Street Realty, LLC v. Darwin National Assurance Co., 2014 WL 1622103 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 22, 2014), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the insureds’ cause of action against...more

4/30/2014 - Bad Faith Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters

Report of Potential Carcinogen in Soda Coloring Paves Way for High Stakes Prop. 65 Suits

Plaintiffs’ law firms are seeing green in the caramel coloring added to brand-name soft drinks. A recent Consumer Reports investigation found elevated levels of a potential carcinogen in beverages produced by two global...more

2/19/2014 - Chemicals Food Safety Hazardous Substances Proposition 65

Cocamide-DEA Causing Prop. 65 Headaches for Personal Care Products Companies

When Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) warning requirements took effect for a common ingredient in shampoo and skincare products this past June, the plaintiffs’ bar took notice. To date, 29 notices of violation have issued to dozens...more

10/14/2013 - Cosmetics Personal Care Products Proposition 65 Safe Harbors Warning Labels

New Green Chemistry Regulations Now in Effect But Not Yet Enforceable

California’s aggressive new green chemistry regulations went into effect on October 1, starting a chemical listing process that will lead to strict reporting requirements by next spring. The “Safer Consumer Products”...more

10/14/2013 - Department of Toxic Substances Control Green Chemistry Hazardous Substances Penalties Reporting Requirements

Supreme Court Rulings Expand Gay Marriage Rights But Leave Ambiguities for Some

The U.S. Supreme Court’s dual decisions essentially invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 brought jubilation to supporters of LGBT rights. Finally, state-sanctioned gay marriage had...more

7/30/2013 - DOMA Hollingsworth v Perry Proposition 8 Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Proposition 65 Reform Efforts Drawing Strong Support From Legislature and Governor

There may be reforms coming to Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) after several previous failed attempts and a growing chorus of complaints from business large and small over the years concerning the unfairness of the law, which was...more

6/27/2013 - Hazardous Substances Proposed Legislation Proposition 65 Warning Labels

Burning Questions: Furniture and Baby Supply Industries Hit With Prop. 65 Notices for Newly Banned Flame Retardant TDCPP

What started as an effort to make upholstered products safer for consumers has apparently backfired on the furniture and baby supply industries. In the past four months since Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) action has been allowed...more

4/23/2013 - Baby Products Chemicals Flame Retardant Furniture Industry TDCPP

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