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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...

 

HTMLTelecom Business Alert - 3.65 GHz rules, FirstNet, Cybersecurity Legislation, OSHA, and PSAPs, Vol XII Issue 17
C. Douglas Jarrett, Gregory E. Kunkle, Thomas B. Magee, Tracy P. Marshall, Jack Richards; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015
Last week, the FCC released its Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The CBRS includes 150 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3550-3700 MHz band. The Report and Order combines the 3550-3650 MHz band with the...

 

HTMLU.S. House Passes Cyberthreat Information Sharing Bills
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills that would promote cyberthreat information sharing. These steps, coupled with recent action on a federal data breach notification measure, show real progress on important aspects of privacy and data security. While...

 

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...

 

HTMLTelecom Business Alert - 3.65 GHz, 900 MHz, Spectrum Fraud, OSHA Towers, and LMCC - Vol. XII, Issue 16
C. Douglas Jarrett, Gregory E. Kunkle, Thomas B. Magee, Tracy P. Marshall, Jack Richards; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
Last week, the FCC adopted a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The CBRS includes 150 MHz of contiguous spectrum in the 3550-3700 MHz band. The Report and Order tracks the proposed rules issued by the FCC last April...

 

HTMLHow You Say It Makes a Difference - California False Advertising Claims Attacking "No Trans Fat" Labeling Gain Traction as Ninth Circuit Rejects Preemption Arguments
Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in relevant part, that a consumer states a valid claim for false advertising when a company claims "No Trans Fats" for a product which has less than 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving (but more than 0 grams) even though Food...

 


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