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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Purchasers of prescription medications often file class actions in large, multidistrict litigation alleging that they were defrauded by manufacturers. In these actions, patients, many of whom disclaim any physical injury,...more
Litigation over the labeling of pharmaceuticals dates back to the mid-1800s. In only the last five years, however, two watershed decisions by the United States Supreme Court have established clear, albeit controversial,...more
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a long-awaited proposed rule in the Federal Register in an effort to “create parity” between brand-name and generic manufacturers for their labeling obligations. 78...more
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register that will mandate that generic drug firms update their labels for drugs under approved...more
Where product liability actions or government investigators have targeted a prescription drug, class actions follow alleging that patients are entitled to a refund of what they paid for the medicine. The theory of these...more
A recent case in the Northern District of California against Gerber over alleged misbranding of its “stages” baby food products demonstrates the difficulty companies face in knocking out food misbranding cases at the motion...more
Would “reasonable consumers” have regarded Paul Cezanne as highly had he painted numerous versions of still life with froot?
In the ongoing California battle over lawsuits against food companies alleging false and...more
In This Issue:
- Diaper Rash Settlement Rubs 6th Circuit the Wrong Way
- NAD: “World’s Best” Claims Constitute Puffery
- FDA Releases “Gluten-Free” Guidelines
- From Across the Pond: U.K. Deals with Alcohol...more
The City of Chicago is taking to Twitter to help identify cases of food poisoning. ...more
When we hear news of developments in the world of torts that could expand areas of potential liability, we naturally think about whether insurance is likely to respond to that liability. One area that has us thinking these...more
For most consumer product companies, in-house counsel and risk managers can never be too careful when it comes to providing warnings or other disclosures that describe (and qualify) the potential risks and benefits associated...more
One of the rare California Proposition 65 trials began on April 8, 2013 – the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) suit in Alameda County, CA Superior Court (ELF Lead In Food Case, available at...more
After issuing a public warning regarding the dangers of tanning nearly three years ago, this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a proposed order to reclassify sunlamp devices and require labeling...more
In Harden Manufacturing Co. v. Pfizer, Inc., 712 F.3d 60 (1st Cir. 2013), one of three cases addressing Pfizer’s off-label marketing of the anticonvulsant drug, Neurontin, the First Circuit vacated the district court’s denial...more
When screwdrivers were created, they had an obvious use — to turn screws. But over time people started using them as chisels and pry bars, which led to injuries and the addition of warning labels that laid out the proper use...more
The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
As businesses continue to capitalize on social media as an inexpensive and effective advertising tool, pharmaceutical companies are struggling to find ways to embrace this trend while abiding by FDA regulations, “…fear of...more
On March 19, 2013, a group of doctors, researchers, and public health experts sent a joint letter to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) urging the FDA to make changes to the regulation of energy...more
In This Issue:
- The Clairvoyant Corporation General Counsel as Supermen
- Smart Social Media Strategy
- The GNC “Jack3d” Lawsuit Retailer Liability Hangs in the Balance
- Blogs Worth Following
- LEVICK In...more
The New York Times recently published a sprawling, six-page feature story that signals a new era in retailer liability.
The piece details the death of Army Private Michael Lee Sparling, who collapsed and suffered...more
After a year that saw labeling issues come to the forefront of the food safety conversation, I sat down with DLA Piper trial lawyer Stefanie Fogel to get her take on how manufacturers, producers, and retailers can expect the...more
In product liability actions, claims against manufacturers often involve bodily injury or property damage. But manufacturers can also be exposed to “personal and advertising” injuries, which don’t involve property damage but...more
The number of consumer class action complaints brought against product manufacturers under state consumer protection and/or false advertising law statutes continues to rise. This increase can be traced in part to some...more
According to a group of women who filed a lawsuit last week, Maybelline should pay up for making false claims about its “Super Stay” lipstick products. Filed in federal court in Manhattan, the complaint seeks declaratory...more
A Connecticut Superior Court judge has upheld a jury verdict that once again demonstrates the product liability risks faced by trademark licensors, particularly those who license technology as well as their marks. In Hannibal...more