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The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
In an Initial Decision announced February 6, 2015, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) held that ECM BioFilms, Inc. d/b/a Enviroplastics International (“ECM”) made false...more
For the dog lovers of the world, this one is for you. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent "warning letters" to 20 manufacturers and marketers of dog waste bags that dog owners, walkers, and conscientious others...more
Consumers increasingly pay a premium for environmentally friendly products. As a result, companies are expanding their green marketing claims regarding products and packaging. Those companies may find themselves under...more
This week, environmental activists in the state of Vermont filed a petition with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that an electric utility made improper environmental marketing claims regarding its...more
On 6 August 2014 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued Decree on reorganization of the Government (the “Decree”).
The Decree envisages integration of ministries or certain authorities of theirs into one...more
This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled “Caramel Color: The health risk that may be in your soda” detailing its investigation of the presence of...more
As United States consumers are progressively willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products, businesses catering to this market are making an ever-growing number of representations about the “green” qualities of...more
The Federal Trade Commission has launched an enforcement program to encourage compliance with the agency’s recently revised Green Guides. It has brought at least 12 actions alleging deceptive and misleading claims based on...more
Everyone is “going green.” From recycling to reduced packaging, consumers want products they perceive to be environmentally friendly. But what do those “green” claims really mean?
The Federal Trade Commission March 6, 2013, approved final orders C-4385 and C-4386 settling charges that two paint manufacturers made false and unsubstantiated claims that some of their paints contained zero volatile organic...more
A couple of weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. Colloquially referred to as the “Green Guides,” they represent the latest in FTC thinking regarding...more
On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued its revised “Green Guides.” The FTC first issued its Green Guides in 1992 to assist marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims. These guidelines...more
The Federal Government recently announced the new responsibility of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) to police carbon pricing claims and prevent businesses from using the carbon price as an excuse to...more
In a potential move towards U.S.-style class actions, the European Commission (“EC” or “the Commission”) recently launched an initiative seeking public comments about potential options for collective redress in the European...more
Everyone is green these days, or so it seems. Claims that products are environmentally friendly, organic or all-natural are ubiquitous in promotional materials. Indeed, nearly every industry touts the environmental aspects of...more
In This Issue:
Chris Cole to Lead Webinar Discussion on FTC's Newly Released Green Guides; FTC Unlocks Charges Against Online Data Broker; NY Settles Over Software to Monitor Children on the Web; Lohan Settles With...more
In This Issue:
*SPECIAL FOCUS: EPA Decision Highlights Risks to Retailers Under FIFRA
*NAD: Seventh Generation Should Modify, Discontinue Claims
*FDA Warns Companies About Green Tea Claims
*The Buzz on Google?s...more
In the words of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there has been a “virtual tsunami of environmental marketing” in the past few years. “Green” marketing, or the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally...more
With increasing concern over issues such as global warming, skyrocketing gas prices, sustainability, and other human impacts on natural resources, consumers are, more than ever, considering the environmental impacts of...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Chemical industry allegedly "waging war" on California toxics reform
*California lawmakers calling for more accountability on regulating chemical plants
*Alternative Chemical Products market expected to...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Proposed regulation in California would have impact on Prop 65 chemical listing process
*EPA cautions against electronics recycling
*"Kid Safe Chemical Act" proposed to protect against hazardous...more
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