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HTMLTelecom Business Alert - KH, 3.65 GHz, Blanket Earth Station License, Incentive Bidding, Open Internet Exemption, Vol XII, Issue 26
C. Douglas Jarrett, Gregory E. Kunkle, Thomas B. Magee, Tracy P. Marshall, Jack Richards; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Last week, the Commission released a Public Notice providing a schedule of follow-up actions for the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band) established in the 3.5 GHz Order. The Commission plans to release a Public Notice in the third quarter of 2015 seeking comments on protected contours for 3650-3700...

 

HTMLChina Regulatory Affairs: China Notifies WTO of Draft General Safety Standard for Food-Contact Materials
Yun Chen, David J. Ettinger, Mark Thompson; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On May 22, 2015, China notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures its draft Standard on the General safety requirements for food contact materials and articles for public comment. The Standard was developed by the National Health and Family...

 

HTMLBusinesses Beware: FCC Adopts Significant TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
At its Open Meeting on June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a significant Declaratory Ruling and Order to clarify aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), namely, the use of automatic dialing...

 

HTMLFDA Announces Final Determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils are Not GRAS
Melvin S. Drozen, Alissa D. Jijon, Evangelia C. Pelonis, Laura Venker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on Jun 16, 2015
On June 16, 2015, FDA announced its final determination that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for any use in human food.[1] In effect, PHOs will now be regulated as food additives,...

 

HTMLHouse TSCA Modernization Act Gains Unanimous Bipartisan Support in Subcommittee, But More Work to be Done
Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
On May 14, 2015, the House of Representatives Environment and the Economy Subcommittee unanimously reported its TSCA Modernization Act legislative proposal. The draft is a result of bipartisan efforts led by the Subcommittee Chairman, John Shimkus (R-IL), and supported by Subcommittee Ranking...

 

HTMLFood Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
Douglas J. Behr, Melvin S. Drozen, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Leslie T. Krasny; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
In Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a trial court in the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs had properly stated a claim of consumer fraud based on alleged misuse of the term “organic.” The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the plaintiffs’...

 

HTMLSenate Committee Passes Amended TSCA Reform Bill, S. 697
Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
On April 28, 2015, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed an amended version of the bipartisan bill S. 697, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Act.” The amended bill passed out of Committee with an ample majority, by a vote of 15-5. Several...

 

HTMLEnvironmental Appeals Board Decision in the Elementis Case: What It Means For The "Continuing Violation" Doctrine Under The Statute of Limitations For TSCA Section 8(e) and EPA's Guidance Definition For "Corroborative Information"
Kelly V. Friend, Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
On March 13, 2015, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) overturned a controversial decision issued by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in 2013. The ALJ held that Elementis Chromium (Elementis) failed to report to the U.S. Environmental Protecting Agency (EPA) a study on occupational exposure...

 

HTMLChina Passes Sweeping Amendment to Food Safety Law: The Most Stringent To Date
Yun Chen, David J. Ettinger, Mark Thompson; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015
On April 25, 2015, after two rounds of comment solicitation and revision in 2013 and 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China passed the amended Food Safety Law (“Law”).[1] The Law, which will enter into force on October 1, 2015, is considered the most...

 

HTMLCalifornia Federal Judge Rejects Apparel Company's Motion to Dismiss "Made in America" Suit Under California Law
Nathan S. Cardon, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
A California federal court this month ruled against defendants’ attempt to rely on a federal law requiring U.S.-origin claims on textile fabric products to displace a state statute with more stringent requirements. The ruling allows a class action suit to proceed, lowering the hopes of...

 


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