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FTC Takes Action Against Unsubstantiated Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Weight-Loss Claims

Wacoal America and Norm Thompson, both manufacturers of women’s shapewear, recently entered into consent orders to pay sums of $230,000 and $1.3 million, respectively, and agree to not make any false and misleading future...more

Connected Cars – legal issues and hurdles!

Connected cars are expected to generate $ 131.9 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.7% from 2013 to 2019. But such growth shall face legal issues that not only affect data protection matters, but...more

SawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released

Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion following up on his June 27, 2014 order dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC....more

SawStop Stopped: Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Table Saw Industry

On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. We previously wrote about this lawsuit and the need for companies and...more

Buzzsaw or SawStop: Are You Prepared to Avoid Antitrust Liability in the Product Safety Arena?

In most respects, trade associations are pro-competitive organizations: they join together competitors to advance worthwhile goals and to learn from one another. Their societal value is why they are recognized as non-profits....more

Safety First – Spotlight on Mandatory Safety Standards

The recent case of Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Dimmeys Stores[1] serves as a timely reminder to businesses of the importance of adhering to product safety standards prescribed by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)....more

A Checklist of Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Here is a list of reasons why I started my own business and why you may want to start your own small business:.....more

Proposed Policies Regarding Recalled Rental Cars Insufficient

In past posts, we’ve reported that rental car agencies regularly lease recalled cars without fixing the underlying safety issue behind the recall. There have been a number of attempts to fix this problem, including a joint...more

Advertising Law - March 19, 2010

In This Issue: *Fight For Stricter Labeling on Foods That Pose Choking Hazard to Children *Louis Vuitton vs. Hyundai in Trademark Suit *FDA Warns Food Manufacturers of Labeling Violations *FTC to Review Three Regulatory...more

Product Liability Update - May 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *United States Supreme Court Holds State Law Failure-to-Warn Claims Involving Prescription Drugs Not Preempted by FDA Approval of Warnings Absent Clear Evidence FDA Would Have Rejected Plaintiff’s Proposed...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 7, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *FTC workshop focuses on retailers' environmental claims made on packaging *More US companies are investing in environmentally friendly business products in order to cut future costs *Survey indicates...more

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