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Buchalter

Have a holly, jolly and Prop. 65 compliant Christmas!

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For those of you who are getting ready for the holidays, be aware that the Prop. 65 website is now warning consumers about potential exposures to chemicals in holiday lights. In particular, OEHHA advises that some holiday...more

Wilson Elser

Will California’s Cannabis Regulation Limit Commercial Activity Between Licensed and Unlicensed Entities?

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On December 7, 2018, California’s three cannabis licensing authorities submitted final versions of the state cannabis regulations scheduled to be approved by January 16, 2019. California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau)...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Failure to Report Adverse Events Results in Criminal Misbranding Settlement and Individual Liability

On December 10, 2018, Olympus Medical Systems Corporation and a former quality manager at the company pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce in violation of the Federal Food, Drug...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Meritas Guide: To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Denmark

1. What claims may be brought for liability for defective products? Is liability based on fault/ negligence, or strict liability, or both? In Denmark, defective product claims may be brought a) in contract and the tort of...more

Polsinelli

FDA’s Response to Romaine Outbreak

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Faced with an increasing number of produce recalls, in 2011 the FDA created rules requiring produce growers to test their irrigation waters for certain pathogens. ...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Rejects Company’s Appeal of Ruling Requiring Discovery of Joint Defense Agreements,...

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

On December 6, 2018, in an unreported decision, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals permitted plaintiffs in product liability litigation in Baltimore City Circuit Court to obtain broad discovery into joint defense agreements,...more

Wilson Elser

Internet-of-Things Security Standards: Will States Follow California’s Lead or Look Across the Pond for Further Guidance?

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In September 2018, California passed SB-327, the first Internet of Things (IoT) security law addressing growing concerns over cybersecurity for the burgeoning market of consumer IoT devices. The law appears, in part, a...more

Hogan Lovells

What product manufacturers need to know about how the Internet of Things is changing the way that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened doors to enormous innovative opportunities for consumer product manufacturers. But it has also introduced a new twist in the way that innovation, product safety, and the U.S....more

Holland & Hart - Persuasion Strategies

Expect Anti-Corporate Attitudes to Persist and Grow

Rhetorically, a focus on enemies is pretty important. Sometimes they’re invented, and sometimes they’re based on a fundamental truth that is then enhanced and exaggerated. In terms of our concepts and communications, a moral...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

You Should Know - December 2018

Shop for Fun and Safe Toys This Holiday Season - We just know you have good girls and boys on your holiday shopping list this year. Or at least we hope so! Watching little ones open a thoughtfully selected present is one...more

Butler Snow LLP

Think twice before filing a spoliation motion against a plaintiff in Georgia.

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Georgia courts have finally claimed the same legal standard applies to plaintiffs and defendants when courts are deciding when the duty to preserve relevant evidence arises. But the application of the standard to plaintiffs...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Meritas Guide: To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Czech Republic

What claims may be brought for liability for defective products? Is liability based on fault/ negligence, or strict liability, or both? The law distinguishes between the seller’s liability for product defects and liability...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Proposed Amendments to Prop 65 Retail Seller Responsibilities Section 25600.2 (Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Exposure...

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On November 16, 2018, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed amendments to Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulations setting forth the circumstances when a “retail seller” is required to...more

Hogan Lovells

Overcoming IoT litigation challenges: Will regulatory developments in the EU influence the design of connected devices?

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How large is the market for the Internet of Things (IoT)? In 2017, the number of IoT products in use was about 8.4 billion. That’s a massive number, and a 31 percent increase over the previous year. ...more

Butler Snow LLP

Pro Te: Solutio – Vol. 11, No. 3 - 2018

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In this issue of Pro Te (Volume 11, No.3), we examine three important topics that are sure to capture your interest. The Supreme Court’s Bristol-Meyers Squibb decision was met with no small amount of (completely justified)...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

California Seeks Clarity on Retailer/Supply Chain Prop 65 Warning Provisions

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Only a few months after new provisions went into effect (on August 30th), California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing to clarify the rules governing retailer and supply chain...more

Holland & Knight LLP

MDL Court Dismisses Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Cases on FNC Grounds

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On Nov. 21, 2018, multidistrict litigation (MDL) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson dismissed all pending wrongful death cases arising from the disappearance of Flight MH370 on forum non conveniens (FNC) grounds. The court concluded...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Class Dismissed

Kimberly-Clark Seeks Supreme Court Review in “Flushable” Wipes Case

On September 6, 2018, Kimberly-Clark and affiliates filed a petition for writ of certiorari in Kimberly-Clark, et al. v. Davidson, No. 18-304, following a decision in the Ninth Circuit denying Kimberly-Clark’s motion to...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Meritas Guide: To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Cyprus

1. What claims may be brought for liability for defective products? Is liability based on fault/ negligence, or strict liability, or both? Defective product claims may be brought in contract, the tort of negligence and/or...more

Wilson Elser

As Electric Scooters Barrel Their Way into the Sharing Economy, Manufacturers and Their Insurers Should Prepare for an Influx of...

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Electric scooters and the shared economy - If you have spent any time in Los Angeles or New York City recently, you may have noticed adults riding two-wheeled electric scooters - the type we are more accustomed to seeing...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

ICIJ Releases Highly Critical – and Flawed – Investigation of Global Medical Device Industry and Regulators

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On November 25, 2018, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”), a group consisting of 252 journalists from 59 media organizations in 36 countries, released: ..“Implant Files,” the results of its...more

Jones Day

Driverless, Networked Vehicles on the Rise, French Liability Regulations Lag Behind

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The Situation: Autonomous cars with incorporated artificial intelligence ("AI") are now a reality whereas French regulations have yet to adjust. The Issue: The phenomenon of new autonomous cars using AI gives rise to...more

Howard Ankin

If You’re Driving GM, Your Life Could Be at Risk

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GM is recalling more than one million vehicles for faulty brake and steering parts that may cause vehicles to crash during normal driving operation....more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Meritas Guide: To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Bulgaria

1. What claims may be brought for liability for defective products? Is liability based on fault/ negligence, or strict liability, or both? There are two main claims in Bulgarian law whereby victims of defective products...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Black Friday and Prop 65

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With the biggest sales day of the year shortly upon us, a new wave of on-line shopping Americans likely will see Proposition 65 warning notices for the first time. Though California’s notorious program technically only...more

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