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Chemicals, Compliance and the Toxic Substances Control Act

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) required the compiling of a national register of chemicals that were manufactured in or imported into the United States for a non-exempt commercial purpose, and the first TSCA Inventory...more

Takata Declares Bankruptcy: What are the Key Next Steps for Suppliers?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On June 25, 2017, Takata’s US arm, TK Holdings Inc. and certain affiliates excluding certain foreign debtors such as Takata Corporation (Japan) (the “Takata US Debtors”), filed chapter 11 cases seeking bankruptcy protection...more

EPA Proposes Extended Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final rule that would extend compliance deadlines in its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. While this direct final rule does not address the...more

Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Update | Vol. IV, Issue 3

by Jones Day on

FDA Amends Waivers to Sanitary Transportation Rule - On April 6, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") notified industry regarding the amendment of waivers available under the Sanitary Transportation of Human...more

Restrictions on Advertising with Nutrition and Health Claims Apply to Both Communications Addressed to Consumers and to...

by King & Spalding on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) held that the restrictions on promoting foodstuffs with nutrition and health claims not only apply to communications addressed to the general public but also to communications...more

International Product Liability Review - Issue 65

by Hogan Lovells on

The International Product Liability Review provides quality updates and comment from around the world on legal developments in the field of product liability and product safety. Please see full Publication below for more...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Competition/antitrust law

by Dentons on

Focus on the US - In the wake of the 2016 elections, we now await the decision as to who will be the "antitrust guard" at the top of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). At the...more

The Road to Recall: Evaluating Defects for Substantial Product Hazard

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) is the regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. Pursuant to...more

What the FDA has in store for the food industry in 2017

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As Life Sciences Decoded looks forward in 2017, it is clear that FDA-regulated industries have a great deal of change confronting them. Last year, 2016, was a landmark year for the FDA and food regulations, as the agency...more

Contribution Claims: Uncertain Jurisdictional Basis

by Allen & Overy LLP on

An automotive component producer and an insurer have separately challenged the jurisdiction of the High Court in Iveco SpA & Iveco Ltd v Magna Electronics Srl [2015] EWHC 2887 (TCC), 13 November 2015 & XL Insurance Co SE v...more

Manufacturing Matters - Winter 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. British manufacturers...more

Top 2016 Litigation Issues Facing the Auto Supply Chain

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Nobody likes a fight. Well, almost nobody. Trial lawyers, boxers, and MMA fighters might be the only ones. But, in business, the occasional fight is pretty much inevitable. What fights do we foresee for those in the auto...more

Resource for Doing Business in the U.S. – Installment #5 – Products Liability

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Many people have heard about the lawsuit in which a consumer won a substantial verdict against McDonalds over a burn from a cup of hot coffee. Last year, General Motors faced claims due to a faulty ignition switch that shut...more

[Webinar] A Look Back on Class Action Litigation Developments in 2015 - January 26, 1:00pm CST

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Join Stacey Slaughter and George Carroll for an informative overview on the developments in Class Action Litigation in 2015. Attendees will learn about the results of the most recent Supreme Court cases affecting class action...more

VW Group – A Storm in a Teacup?

by Dentons on

We've all seen a lot of media coverage about the 1.2 million Volkswagen/Audi/Seat/Skoda vehicles sold in the United Kingdom that are fitted with "defeat" software and the storm clouds are brewing. But the reality is that...more

CPSC Will Launch Electronic Filing System Pilot Program for Imported Products

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that will require importers to submit data electronically for imported consumer products. The filing system...more

Defense and Indemnity Demands in Today’s Global Marketplace

by Wilson Elser on

In defending product liability cases, product manufacturers, sellers and distributors often tender a request for defense and indemnity from claims to one of their business partners. Typically, the tender arises from two...more

Even the Great Wall of China Can’t Hide a U.S. Distributor in a Product Defect Lawsuit

by Wilson Elser on

The Illinois First District Appellate Court recently held that a U.S. distributor cannot escape liability under the Illinois Distributor Release Statute if the plaintiff was unable to obtain jurisdiction over a Chinese...more

"Congressional Investigations Highlight Risks for Companies Across Industries"

An examination of congressional investigations in 2014 reminds us that such investigations can strike an industry or company at any time. Irrespective of the subjects, the investigations typically share one or more of the...more

The Product Line Exception to Successor Liability Rules in the United States

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In the United States, the general rule is that the purchaser of a business by way of an asset purchase is only responsible for those liabilities that it expressly or impliedly assumes from the seller. However, Canadian...more

GLOBAL: How to protect brand reputation and sales from the risks associated with a product recall

by DLA Piper on

In the past decade or so, manufacturers in the developed world that would previously have created their entire product in their own country now outsource manufacture to other parts of the world. This has had significant...more

Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Newsletter - 3rd Edition

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome - We are pleased to provide you with the Fall edition of the Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics newsletter. This newsletter provides updates on important issues and developments across these...more

Recent NJ Appellate Court Decision Indicative of Continuing Uncertainty Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers...

The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction. For example, the Court’s decisions in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) and...more

China Amends Key Medical Device Regulations

by K&L Gates LLP on

The State Council of China passed amendments to the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices which came into effect on June 1, 2014. The amendments present significant regulatory changes that will...more

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses ... But Not Your Plaintiffs: Supreme Court Decision Limits General Personal...

It is no secret that U.S. courts are among the most favorable to plaintiffs, especially with regard to damages awards. For this reason, there has been a growing trend of foreign plaintiffs bringing law-suits in the U.S. even...more

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