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This is the fifth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings...more
Today, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced its highly anticipated list of the first products and chemicals to be evaluated under the state’s innovative Safer Chemical Product regulations....more
Once again, California is on the leading edge of environmental programs. An approaching April 1, 2014, deadline for publication of a “Priority Products List” under “Safer Consumer Products Regulations” that first went into...more
The Writ petition is about the unrestricted commercial availability of many substances which are labelled as Group 1 (Class A) or Group 2A/2B Carcinogens (Sure-shot Cancer causing agents) by the WHO IARC (International Agency...more
In This Issue:
Letter from Chair; Key Practice Highlights; Aviation; Consumer Products and Toxic Torts; Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices; Awards + Rankings; Publications; Key Contacts.
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
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
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
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in six different varieties, each of which can be used for different industrial or manufacturing applications. Workers who are exposed to asbestos may face an increased...more
The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011.
Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more
A summary of the latest global proposals, enactments, amendments, and enforcements applicable to toys and children's products, including apparel, food contact articles, and jewelry.
Includes updates on chemicals of high...more
Attorneys' Edge Productions turns your case into a compelling video documentary for use at mediation. This article discusses the best cases for documentary production and how the right creative team can turn even difficult...more
Attorneys' Edge Productions is a team of highly recognized TV journalists who use their skills to create broadcast quality settlement documentaries for attorneys. These powerful videos can help achieve maximum compensation...more
The Settlement Documentary can be the strongest weapon in your arsenal at mediation and pre-trial hearings. This article explains why it is best to use TV News veterans to produce a broadcast quality documentary since the...more
Read the background on the disease, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, gadolinium-based contrast agents and the renally impaired and the enormous litigation swell that has surfaced as a result. ...more
Toxic chemical exposure lawyers in California and throughout the U.S. are seeing a greater frequency of toxic chemical exposures and this article explains what may well be the cause. We are all more vulnerable to toxic...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California
*Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling
*Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban
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