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HTMLThe Beginning of a Trend? Removing Asbestos-related Injuries From the Exclusivity Provisions of Workers’ Compensation Statutes
Jordan T. Ault; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
On November 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order in Tooey, et al. v. AK Steel Corp. that had major implications for toxic tort litigation in the state. Plaintiff John Tooey allegedly worked for Ferro Engineering as an industrial salesman of asbestos products from 1964 to...

 

HTMLThe D.C. Circuit’s en banc opinion in American Meat Institute and the Conflict Minerals Rule
Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
On July 29th, in American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, held that country-of-origin labeling of meat products is not unconstitutionally compelled speech in violation of the First Amendment. This outcome increases...

 

HTMLMulti-Million Dollar Settlement is a Reminder to Agricultural Industry to Monitor Farm Labor Contractors
Hillary L. Klein; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
In June, four Hawaii growers agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle claims related to the growers’ use of Thai H2-A visa workers supplied by farm labor contractor Global Horizons. The EEOC, which filed suit on behalf of the Thai workers, alleged that Global Horizons misled impoverished Thai...

 

HTMLShanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Opens More Industries to Foreign Investment
Zheng Xie; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
On September 27, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Blueprint of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“FTZ”). On September 29, 2013, the FTZ went into effect. This is the first FTZ in China, and, as per the Blueprint, it would relax certain...

 

HTMLSEC Waives “Voluntary” Requirement, Awards $400,000 to Whistleblower
Kevin P. McCart, Kelly Schulz; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
An announcement by the SEC of a $400,000 award to a whistleblower highlights the need for companies to properly investigate and address complaints raised internally.

 

HTMLEU Increases Sanctions Against Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
As described in our Alert published on August 1, 2014, the United States and other nations have ramped up sanctions against Russia related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

 

HTMLRussia Retaliates Against Sanctions by Blocking U.S. Agricultural Imports
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
On August 6, 2014, President Vladimir Putin signed an “Executive Order On Applying Certain Special Economic Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation.” The order places restrictions on food and agricultural imports into Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions...

 

HTMLFederal Contractors Get Slammed Again Regarding New Disclosure Provisions
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
It seems that every time we turn around there is another Executive Order placing additional burdens on federal contractors. This time it is the Fair Play and Safe Workplace Executive Order which President Obama signed on July 31. Under this new Executive Order, before prospective contractors can...

 

HTMLMore forms ahead for contractors on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
Contractors will have more forms to fill out, and possibly some explaining to do, when the recently issued Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces is fully implemented in 2016. The Executive Order requires offerors to disclose whether they have been found to have violated, within the past 3...

 

HTMLGMO Labeling: Current Standards and Policies
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that a battle is brewing over labeling foods which contain genetically modified ingredients. According to a recent New York Times poll, 93% of American consumers favor labeling of some type for foods that contain genetically modified organisms...

 


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