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Proposition 65 Legislative Changes Likely “Lack Merit”

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1583 into law. It was promoted as a means of reducing frivolous Proposition 65 (Prop 65) lawsuits, but, as discussed below, it is doubtful that it will...more

FTC and FBI Issue Compliance Reminder on Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent update of the FTC’s COPPA compliance plan for businesses focuses on internet-connected toys and devices aimed at children; FBI issues a Public Service Announcement with a similar focus....more

CPSC Maxes Out and Obtains Record $15.45 Million Civil Penalty

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Good Friday was not so good for Gree Electric Appliances, Inc., because the CPSC announced that it had reached a record-setting $15.45 million settlement with the company regarding dehumidifiers it manufactured and imported....more

Latest Survey Highlights the Year's Top Trends in Class Actions

by Carlton Fields on

To read the full 2016 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com. *** The 2016 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey reveals surprising trends in class action litigation, based on insights provided by...more

Addressing Adulterated Food Risk

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As we enter 2016, adulterated food-related investigations are leading the headlines—and should be leading companies in the food and beverage industry to ask what they can do to prevent and prepare for a potential outbreak on...more

Top takeaways from the 2015 Las Vegas Marijuana Business Convention

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Joan Lebow, Carl Rowley, and Fred Roth of Thompson Coburn's cannabis practice attended Marijuana Business Media’s 2015 Marijuana Business Conference at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, where more than 5,500 attendees attended...more

Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: DOJ Memorandum Adds Further Weight to CPSC Enforcement Efforts Against Corporate...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum to various enforcement agencies. The memorandum, available here, focuses on holding individuals accountable for corporate fraud and misconduct. The...more

Adopting a Safety Policy and Assembling a Safety Team

by Snell & Wilmer on

Large or small, every life science or medical technology company will eventually have to deal with a products liability claim or event. A lack of adequate planning for such an occurrence can result in damage to the brand,...more

Proposed Prop 65 Rules Won't Please Calif. Businesses

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s Proposition 65 warning requirements (Health & Safety Code Sections 25249.6 et seq.) have long been a major concern for businesses that want their products offered for sale in the state’s large marketplace....more

CPSC Seeks to Hold Former CEO Responsible for Buckyballs® Recall

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dean Metry granted leave to name Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and...more

Stationery, emails and websites for companies - what needs to be where (UK)

by Chris Robinson on

Reminder of the requirements to disclose corporate name and other details on websites, emails, stationery and buildings, including Distance Selling Regulations content for websites (UK)...more

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