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HTMLLack of Ascertainability: A Strong Defense to Class Certification in Products Labeling Class Actions
Richard E. Coe, Zoë K. Wilhelm; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
On Tuesday, January 7, a California court rejected a motion for class certification in Astiana v. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., No. 10-4387, 2014 WL 60097 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2014), primarily on grounds that the proposed class was insufficiently ascertainable and common questions did not...

 

HTMLFocus on Savings Opportunities: Merchandise Processing Fees Eliminated for Pharmaceutical and Civil Aircraft Imports from Certain Free Trade Partner Countries
Nicolas Guzman; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014
To start the New Year off on the right foot, we wanted to make sure importers are aware of some additional savings opportunities recently announced by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and to also provide a gentle reminder on other duty savings opportunities that may be less...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds That State AG Actions are Not “Mass Actions” Under CAFA
Michael P. Daly, Jessica D. Khan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014
On January 14, the Supreme Court of the United States held that lawsuits that are filed in the name of a State Attorney General but seek relief on behalf of a State’s citizens cannot be removed to federal court as “mass actions” under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). See...

 

HTMLNew Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2014, previously published on January 3, 2013
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. (Petitioner) filed petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting that antidumping duties (AD) be imposed on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic (c-Si PV) products...

 

HTMLCMS, OIG Extend EHR Stark Law Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Through 2021
Jennifer R. Breuer, Jeffrey T. Ganiban; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 26, 2013
On Friday, December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will publish final rules that extend through December 31, 2021 the existing Stark Law Exception (42 CFR 411.357(w)) and...

 

HTMLUSITC Releases Report on Effects of Proposed NAFTA Changes
William Randolph Rucker, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 24, 2013
On December 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released its report on the probable effects of proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin. The USITC concluded that some of the proposed changes may have a significant effect on U.S....

 

HTMLCFPB, DOJ Announce Largest Auto Loan Discrimination Settlement in History
Richard M. Haggerty, William M. McSwain; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 23, 2013
On December 20, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the federal government has reached a $98 million settlement with Ally Financial, Inc., and Ally Bank (Ally), resolving allegations that Ally had allowed automobile dealers to...

 

Adobe PDFCalifornia Employers: What You Need to Know for 2014
Alexis Burgess, Kate S. Gold; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 19, 2013
All employers with operations in California should be aware of the following new legislation, which, unless otherwise noted, goes into effect in California on January 1, 2014:

 


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