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HTMLCalifornia's Fiscal Outlook 2014-2015 — A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity or Headache?
Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
Just three years after taking office and inheriting a $26.6 billion budget deficit, Governor Brown now has a projected general fund SURPLUS of more than $5 billion. It may be more, depending on how you count it, and the amount of cash received between now and May, when the economic forecast and...

 

HTMLSignificant Financial Reform Passed by the Mexican Congress
Juan Manuel González Bernal, Hugo López Coll, Luis Octavio Núñez, Arturo Pérez-Estrada; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014
This GT Alert describes some of the most relevant aspects of the financial reform published in the Mexican Federal Official Gazette on January 10, 2014 (the “2014 Financial Reform”).

 

HTMLEPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's All Appropriate Inquiry Rule
Kyle R. Johnson, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014
On December 30, 2013, the U.S. EPA formally recognized a new standard (ASTM Standard E1527-13) to demonstrate compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Rule when conducting Phase I environmental site assessments. The new Standard is the first significant revision to the ASTM Phase I...

 

HTMLFTC Announces Several New Initiatives to Target Deceptive Advertising Claims for 'Fad' Weight-Loss Product
Justin J. Prochnow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014
On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a press conference to announce “Operation Failed Resolution,” a new initiative as part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to combat misleading claims for products promoting easy weight loss and slimmer bodies. The FTC...

 

HTML'Natural' Target of False Advertising Class Action Escapes Liability
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014
A recent decision in the Central District of California marks a victory for a company using the term “natural” to advertise its shampoo and lotion products. Balser v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., CV 13-05604-R, December 18, 2013 (dismissing complaint with prejudice).

 

HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law
Angela Diesch, Mark D. Kemple; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013
In a case of first impression, and with enormous national implications for the food industry, on December 23, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled that state law consumer actions challenging certified organic growers’ labeling of food products as...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Online Loan Servicer for UDAAP Violations
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 16th, the CFPB’s Enforcement Division filed a lawsuit against an online loan servicer in federal district court in Massachusetts alleging that the servicer engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAPs).

 

HTMLCFPB and DOJ Order Indirect Auto Lender to Pay $80 Million to Consumers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 20th, the CFPB and the Department of Justice ordered one of the largest indirect auto lenders in the United States to pay $80 million in damages to African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers as well as $18 million in penalties for alleged violations of the...

 

Adobe PDFHigh Probability of Estate Tax Audit Necessitates Advance Preparation
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013
Most individual taxpayers are fortunate enough to never have to endure a painful interaction with the IRS beyond filing their personal income tax returns. Budgetary pressures in recent years have constrained the IRS’s ability to devote significant resources to effective routine enforcement of...

 

HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law
Angela Diesch, Mark D. Kemple; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013
In a case of first impression, and with enormous national implications for the food industry, on December 23, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled that state law consumer actions challenging certified organic growers’ labeling of food products as...

 


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