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Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #37

We are pleased to present the 37th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent developments concerning securities fraud liability against law firms and other...more

Recent Trends in Class Action and Aggregate Litigation in the Life Sciences Industry

Introduction - For the last several years, the life sciences industry has been fertile ground for class action and aggregate litigation. Developments in this area have driven several trends, including state consumer...more

7th Circuit Again Certifies Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Class

This week we discuss the Seventh Circuit's decision to once more certify the class action cases in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend....more

GAO reports on CPSC’s challenges in addressing product safety

The United States (US) Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) authority and ability to stay generally informed about new risks associated with consumer products and...more

Australia issues $1M fine for flammable children’s sleepwear

The Australian Federal Court has fined a children’s sleepwear brand $1 million in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pajamas. According to Product Safety Australia, Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd supplied...more

US CPSC & Health Canada recall expanding toys

The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued a joint recall of expanding toys in the US and Canada. The toys, which go by the names Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs...more

7th Circuit Provides Much Needed Clarification of Class Action “Predominance” Requirement: Butler v. Sears

This week's article covers the landmark 7th Circuit decision Butler v. Sears that provided much needed clarification of the "predominance" requirement in class action cases....more

Center for Class Action Fairness Objects to Apple Adapter Settlement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (LID) – The Center for Class Action Fairness has filed an objection to the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. over older models of its MagSafe power adapter. The 60-watt and...more

Consumer Protection: The California Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act

California's Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act is a powerful piece of consumer protection law that affects people who are trying to start or continue home-based businesses. It is found in California Civil Code in section...more

10 Things You Need to Know: The New Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

The CCPSA substantially revises the existing legal scheme in Canada for "consumer products". There are important implications for those who import, manufacture and sell products in Canada. Do you have operations in...more

Nanotechnology is Entering a New Legal Frontier

By Krystina Steffen, staff SEO | Law Firm News Center In Good Practice writer – June 22, 2011 Nanotechnology is changing the products we use everyday – food, clothes, cars, and even medicine. For some, nanotechnology is a...more

Consumer Products Safety Commission Public Database: Product Safety or Lawyer Bonanza?

This article provides useful information for every manufacturer, private labeler or distributor of consumer products about the CPSC Database and warns that reports of product defects could be made by people with a hidden...more

if you're wondering how to recoup your legal fees in NY, you should check out our October '10 Newsletter

The Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper's October '10 Newsletter announces the launch of his new book entitled "3 Reasons Why Your Employment Agreement May Not Be Worth the Paper It's Printed On," and includes several articles...more

Aug '10 Newsletter Incl. 'No Wrriten Agreement? No Problem, Says NY Court'

The Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper's August 2010 Newsletter includes the following: Welcome to the August '10 edition of our newsletter! The articles in this edition of the Newsletter include the following...more

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