Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
Environmental and Policy Focus - Gov. Brown joins move to rewrite California's Prop. 65 - The Sacramento Bee - May 7:
Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing his weight behind a push to update Proposition 65, California's defense...more
Yesterday, we reported that FDA had announced its intentions of reclassifying sunlamp products and requiring labeling changes to include warnings discouraging young people from using them....more
When screwdrivers were created, they had an obvious use — to turn screws. But over time people started using them as chisels and pry bars, which led to injuries and the addition of warning labels that laid out the proper use...more
Individuals looking to quit smoking may turn to popular smoking-cessation drugs like Chantix (varenicline). Almost everyone has seen the commercials for Chantix, where a handful of people indicate that the drug has helped...more
On March 19, 2013, a group of doctors, researchers, and public health experts sent a joint letter to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) urging the FDA to make changes to the regulation of energy...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral argument in the much-anticipated Mutual Pharmaceuticals v. Bartlett case, No. 12-142 (on appeal from the First Circuit Bartlett v. Mutual Pharms. Co., 678 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. 2012)). The...more
In 2011, a fourteen-year old girl drank two large cans of Monster Energy Drink within 24 hours. Soon after, she went into cardiac arrest and then died. Attorney Kevin Goldberg argues that if those drinks had a warning on the...more
As a little kid, I did not have an immediate appreciation that my actions could get me into trouble, and so, without thought, I told the truth. My dad would ask, “Did you write your name on the wall?” I would respond,...more
With a population of roughly 1.3 million people, Maine is a small player in national markets. At the same time, Maine legislators have attempted to have an out-sized voice in the national marketplace of legislative policy by...more
Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) is a chemical used as a flame retardant by the furniture industry to meet flammability standards, including California’s TB 117. TDCPP is found in the polyurethane foam used in...more
Tobacco giant RJ Reynolds has been stung by a $1.3 million jury verdict for not warning a smoker during his teenage years that smoking is addictive and could cause cancer.
William Champagne was born in 1950 and began...more
A recent product liability case will be useful in providing guidance to manufacturers and distributors on product warning labels and instructions.
Last week, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that general...more
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