Rachael Yourtz

Rachael Yourtz

DLA Piper

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California’s Green Chemistry Initiative: “Work Plan” basics and the 7 product categories – 3 action steps

California is steadily implementing its landmark Green Chemistry Initiative, which increases regulation and oversight of consumer product chemical exposures in important ways. In a recently published Work Plan on the...more

10/3/2014 - Chemicals Construction Industry DTSC Fashion Industry Fishing Industry Green Chemistry Manufacturers Office Equipment

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

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

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