William Tarantino

William Tarantino

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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The “Discovery” Rule Is No Longer Supreme: The Supreme Court Holds That State Statutes of Repose Are Not Preempted by CERCLA

On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger et al. that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, or the “Superfund” law), which preempts state statutes...more

6/12/2014 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties CTS v Waldburger Discovery Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose

Out of the Box: Legal guidance for the consumer product + retail industry - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2014

In This Issue: - California Announces First Consumer Products Subjected To New Green Chemistry Rules - FDA Issues Final Guidance Distinguishing Liquid Dietary Supplements from Beverages - Private Surgeon General...more

4/8/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules Dietary Supplements FDA Green Chemistry Retailers SEC

California Announces First Consumer Products Subjected to New Green Chemistry Rules

Today, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced its highly anticipated list of the first products and chemicals to be evaluated under the state’s innovative Safer Chemical Product regulations....more

3/14/2014 - Chemicals DTSC Green Chemistry

Coming Christmas 2014: California Adds Another Phthalate Chemical to Its Proposition 65 List

With the 2013 holiday season behind us, the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) already appears to be looking forward to Christmas 2014. It has just wrapped and put a bow on next...more

1/9/2014 - Chemicals Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances OEHHA Proposition 65

Toxics in Consumer Products: California Implements Safer Consumer Product Regulations

Today, California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations became law as the state’s latest attempt to regulate the chemical composition of a broad range of consumer products. The regulations contain detailed procedures to...more

10/2/2013 - Chemicals Department of Toxic Substances Control Green Chemistry Hazardous Substances Manufacturers

A Dismissal That’s Sweeter Than Honey

A recent case from the Central District of California brings good news to defendants making preemption arguments under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in private surgeon general cases. Cardona v. Target...more

4/3/2013 - FDA Food Labeling NLEA Preemption

Preemption: The Cure for the Common Claim?

Although the landscape of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) preemption of private Surgeon General class action claims continues to shift under our feet in California, first with POM and recently with this case,...more

3/1/2013 - Class Action FDCA Labeling NyQuil Preemption Proctor & Gamble

Consumer Product Alert: California Revises Draft Green Chemistry Regulations

On January 29, 2013, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revisions to the next generation of its proposed consumer product regulations. The draft regulations set out the details of California’s...more

2/5/2013 - Clean Tech Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Department of Toxic Substances Control Green Chemistry Manufacturers

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