Last week, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut...more
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has signed into law a wage theft prevention ordinance that gives the City the power to deny or suspend an employer’s Jersey City-issued business license if the employer is found liable of...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- House committee approves law to bar states from requiring GMO labeling. On...more
On July 9, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is extending the date for compliance with its menu labeling requirements by one year. Under the new timeframe, businesses covered by the menu...more
Responding to input from stakeholders, the FDA has decided to extend the deadline for complying with its Menu Labeling Final Rule from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016. In general, the Rule requires chain restaurants and...more
On June 29, 2015, following an eight-day evidentiary hearing, a federal district court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)request for a preliminary injunction to block an $8.2 billion proposed merger between the two...more
On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The controversy started when Atlas Logistics Group Retail...more
As we reported in January 2015, 2014 was a banner year for venture capital on all fronts, from fundraising, to investment and exits – save, however, for the small drop in the number of deals versus the largest aggregate...more
As residential high-rises pop up all over the city of Boston, big-name grocery retailers are sprouting nearby to meet the increased demand. The most recent example is the opening of a Roche Bros. supermarket in Downtown...more
Memorial Day has passed and while offices still hum with productivity, we can feel summer around the corner. With that in mind, we’ve explored what might be in store for the retail industry this summer.
The Supreme Court recently denied review in In re: Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation, an action that came up from the District of Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit. Substantively, the case is a useful reminder...more
Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is not economically beneficial to American consumers, according to a new report authored by a team of agricultural economists from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri. In...more
Two recent decisions by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin reached back decades for precedent to allow a novel price discrimination suit under the Robinson-Patman Act to proceed. Woodman’s Food...more
The end of the first week of June is the deadline for California bills to pass out of their house of origin. The following are significant bills affecting private-sector employers in the Golden State that have advanced to...more
Product liability cases show a strong defense trend in Arizona. Since 2011, Arizona juries have given ten defense verdicts and only one plaintiff’s verdict. That’s nearly 91% in favor of defendants over the last four years....more
On May 14, 2015, Aldi Inc., the grocery store chain, sued Aldis Furniture Inc. for contempt of a 2002 consent decree. See Aldi Inc. v. Aldsi Furniture Inc., et al., 2:15-cv-2696 (N.D. Ill.). The parties tussled before and...more
Manufacturers and retailers of organic food products should take note that the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has held that federal law governing the certification of organic and natural...more
The Which? super-complaint -
On 21 April 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) received a super-complaint from the consumer organisation Which? in respect of perceived concerns about misleading and opaque...more
Red Light! Cab Companies Claim Uber Falsely Claims to Be Safer Service:
What’s safer—riding in a cab or riding in an Uber car? -
A new false advertising lawsuit raised that question when a coalition of 19...more
The Harper Review Final Report was released last week. This update highlights the Panel's key views and recommendations that affect businesses supplying to or competing with supermarkets.
MISUSE OF MARKET POWER...more
Retailers should implement hazardous waste management plans, even for simple consumer goods, as California, New York and other states launch aggressive enforcement campaigns.
In recent years, California prosecutors...more
Two recent rights of publicity cases illustrated the parameters of using a public figure’s name, likeness, identity or image for commercial purposes, without consent for commemorative purposes. But when does commemoration...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went head-to-head last week with Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. over whether to make public the names of the declarants relied on by the FTC in its preliminary injunction to block Sysco and...more
In 2014, grocers and restaurants continued to be plagued by attacks leading to the theft of credit card information. Among others, Supervalu Inc. and Jimmy John’s both experienced intrusions in 2014, extending the string of...more
On January 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that fees, assessments and costs imposed by the credit card brands on Schnuck Markets, Inc. (Schnuck), a grocery chain estimated to have...more
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