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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

V2V Communications: Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

NHTSA believes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications will serve as a complementary necessity to fully realizing the safety benefits of automated vehicle technologies. As such, establishing safety guidelines around this...more

Ninth Circuit Issues “Antitrust Primer for Aftermarket Issues” in Aerotec

by Perkins Coie on

In a precedent-setting opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Aerotec International, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 14-15562, 2016 WL 4709868 (9th Cir. Sept. 9, 2016), affirmed the summary...more

Drones and Privacy Just Got More Complicated (Table Included)

by Williams Mullen on

As businesses seek to integrate into their workflows data collected from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, they are confronted with a very sensitive and complex issue: privacy. Currently, there...more

New EU e-Commerce rules are set to facilitate online buying and selling in the single market

by Bryan Cave on

On 25 May 2016, and following an in-depth sector inquiry and consultation period, the European Commission (“EC”) published proposals for a set of new e-Commerce rules. The EC believes that this three-pronged strategy will...more

NTIA Tells UAS Operators Not to Drone On

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as “Drones,” are soaring in popularity – the Federal Aviation Administration saw more than 300,000 drones registered in just the first 30 days since they introduced a...more

How the FDA’s new Sanitary Transport Rule affects food shipping

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The FDA is continuing its implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) with the “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” final rule (Sanitary Transport Rule or Rule) published in the Federal...more

Cal PUC Issues New Rules for TNCs

by Bryan Cave on

At the voting meeting on April 21, the California Public Utilities Commission approved new regulations impacting the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Lyft and Uber, within California. The “Phase...more

FDA Issues Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Food

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Rule is broad in scope and reaches nearly every party involved in the shipment of food through the United States. On April 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its final rule governing the sanitary...more

NHTSA Issues Recommended Best Practices for Protective Orders and Settlement Agreements in Private Litigation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week issued “Enforcement Guidance Bulletin 2015-01: Recommended Best Practices for Protective Orders and Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation,” which is...more

New Jersey Legislature Looking At Changes to Consumer Contract Disputes

by Genova Burns LLC on

The New Jersey Assembly’s Consumer Affairs Committee recently advanced several bills that would increase consumer protections in arbitration disputes. If passed into law, these bills would change the landscape for consumer...more

EU Court Affirms Independence of EU and National Leniency Programs

On January 20, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment reaffirming the independence of the cartel immunity and leniency regimes of the EU and member states. The ruling reasserts the obligation of...more

Insurance Issues in the Sharing Economy

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

Last week, I co-moderated a panel discussion at the Bar Association of San Francisco entitled “Insurance Issues In The Sharing Economy.” We had a lively and informative panel discussion between Kate Sampson, Managing Director...more

Competition and Market Regulation Update: A Win for Unregulated Infrastructure Providers - Government Response to Harper and PC...

by DLA Piper on

Last week the Government released its response to the Harper Competition Policy Review. Whilst much of the media focus has been on this response the Government also released at the same time its response to the Productivity...more

Will the FDA’s Proposed Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Food Apply to International Shipments?

by Benesch on

Yes, the FDA’s Proposed Rule, required to be published by March 31, 2016, will apply to food shipments being transported into the U.S., directly, by motor or rail vehicle, or transferred onto a motor or rail vehicle for...more

“Airline Collusion” Private Class Actions

Last week, we discussed public reports of an investigation by the DOJ of four major airlines (American, Delta, Southwest, and United) regarding possible collusion. Over the past two months, a number of consumers have filed...more

But We Did Everything Right?: Why Agreements with Shippers are Necessary for Carriers to Protect Themselves from...

by Benesch on

As food transporters grapple with the myriad of compliance issues raised by the Food Safety Modernization Act and the FDA’s looming proposed “Food Safety Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food,” carriers...more

DOT Revises Its “Mistaken Fares” Enforcement Policy

by Cozen O'Connor on

DOT’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings issued a notice temporarily amending its enforcement policy regarding airlines’ obligation to honor “mistaken fares.” Until now, DOT’s Enforcement Office has generally...more

Australian Competition Law Update For The Aviation Industry

by DLA Piper on

Airlines operating in Australia currently face an unprecedented degree of legal and regulatory change. This shifting landscape presents both opportunities and risks. The below table summaries key competition cases in the...more

What's Next for NHTSA and Automotive Safety?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This past year, we witnessed the GM Ignition Switch investigation, which involved massive recalls, multiple Congressional hearings, and civil penalties; the ongoing Takata airbag inflator investigation and recalls (and more...more

Setting the Table - The FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Rule: What Warehouse Leaders Need to Know

by Benesch on

Although the FDA has characterized the risk of food contamination during transportation as “low,” a proposed FDA regulation, entitled “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” will impose new restrictions which all...more

In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airlines

Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional...more

Hailing New Cab Rules

by Howard Ankin on

Chicago taxis may seem annoying but studies of urban areas show that cabs reduce traffic congestion and allow some city dwellers the luxury of not owning an automobile....more

Piracy Update: Conwartime, Piracy, and Owners' Obligations Revisited

by Reed Smith on

A recent decision of the Commercial Court in London (handed down on 8 November 2011) has clarified the limits of a ship owner's obligation under the Conwartime 1993 clauses to obey his charterer's orders to navigate waters...more

International Trade: US Customs Development - May 2011

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: US Import Policy; Tariffs and Import Restrictions; Preferential Duty Programs; Country of Origin; Classification; Procedures; Consumer Product Safety; and, Miscellaneous. Excerpt from "US Import...more

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