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|California Supreme Court to Decide Whether Organic Regulations Preempt State Consumer Labeling Claims|
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., the California Court of Appeals held that state law labeling and deceptive trade practices claims arising from alleged mislabeling of organic products were preempted by the National Organic Program. The plaintiff sought review by the California Supreme Court...
|The Food Fight Continues: POM Wonderful’s Lanham Act Claim Not Barred by Food Labeling Regulations|
Michael R. Annis, Christopher M. Bikus, Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014Last Thursday (June 19), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) does not preclude POM Wonderful’s deceptive labeling claims under the Lanham Act against Coca-Cola. POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, slip op. at...
|FAA Announces First Approval of Commercial Use of UAV, UAS or “Drone” Over Land: The Largest U.S. Oilfield, Located in Alaska, to be Monitored|
Matthew R. Grant; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014Earlier today, the FAA issued a press release announcing that it had granted approval “for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial...
|Organizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices|
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The Federation of State Medical Boards recently endorsed a model policy that addresses the proper use of telemedicine services. Only a few weeks later, a not-for-profit foundation released a report highlighting the benefits of telemedicine and making recommendations for telehealth services....
|2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action|
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) promulgated significant revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) in 2010 (the “2010 Amendments”). Most of the states adopted those revisions in 2013 with an effective...
|Recent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?|
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014For many years, healthcare providers - particularly children’s hospitals - took comfort in a belief held widely throughout the healthcare industry that the Stark Law did not apply to Medicaid. That belief has now been challenged by several district court cases involving alleged False Claims...
|Texas Public Utility Commission Opens Investigation into Transmission Upgrades and Grid Stability Related to Renewable Generation|
Chris Reeder; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014Building on ongoing efforts to strengthen Texas Panhandle transmission system stability and redesign ERCOT-area ancillary service markets, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on May 30, 2014, considered Chairman Donna Nelson’s proposal to “open a project to look at...
|Brand Owners Beware: Important Changes in Canadian Trademark Law are on the Horizon|
Joan K. Archer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014The Canadian Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. This omnibus bill includes changes to a wide variety of laws in Canada. The potential amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act will have a significant impact on brand owners, as well as intellectual...
|Inter Partes Review Update: PTAB Grants its First Motion to Amend in International Flavors and Fragrances v. The United States|
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014In breaking news for the intellectual property world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently granted its first motion to amend claims in an inter partes review (“IPR”). Granting such a motion is significant because it is the first time the PTAB has amended...
|Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain|
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...