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HTMLAlbany County, NY Enacts Stringent Children’s Product Safety Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Do local governments, such as town councils and county legislatures, have a role in regulating consumer products that is typically reserved for the federal and state governments? Apparently, the legislature and executive of Albany County, New York believe that they do.

 

HTMLAnd the Beat Goes On: NY State Assembly to Vote on GMO Labeling Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
Coming on the heels of the reintroduction of the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, on March 3, 2015, the New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection voted 9 to 6, with one abstention, to pass bill A.617, which would require food made with genetically modified...

 

HTMLCPSC and E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Ink Deal to Block Sale of Recalled Products to U.S. Consumers
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
Following an ABC 20/20 investigative story where CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye called Craigslist’s failure to block the sale of recalled products “morally irresponsible,” the agency announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba...

 

HTMLDeja Vu All Over Again: Federal GMO Labeling Legislation Re-Introduced
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
Last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore)¿joined by chef-lebrity Tom Colicchio¿announced the reintroduction of The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a federal bill that would mandate the labeling of foods...

 

HTMLNew Year Brings CPSC Civil Penalty for Axe Manufacturer
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Gerber Legendary Blades, a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., has agreed to pay a $2.6 million civil penalty to resolve charges that it knowingly failed to immediately report to the CPSC a safety hazard associated...

 

HTMLFTC Tastes “Sweet” Victory: The Implications of POM Wonderful for Government Practice
Timothy J. Slattery; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In part two of this two-part series, we explore two critical takeaways for those facing potential government intervention: (1) the implications of the Court’s deference to the Commission, and (2) whether a substantive disclaimer is a silver bullet to avoid agency scrutiny (or, at least, an...

 

HTMLHospital Wins First Round Against Largest Rival in Antitrust Suit Alleging Illegal Exclusive Dealing Agreements with Insurers
Robert G. Kidwell, Dionne C. Lomax, Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015
The waves of change affecting health care providers include reimbursement and funding developments, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, technological and medical advances, provider network design transformations imposed by payors — and antitrust. The Federal Trade Commission’s...

 

HTMLKimble and Post-Expiration Royalties: The Next Big Thing, or Much Ado About Nothing?
Richard G. Gervase, Robert G. Kidwell; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
Today, as we previewed, the US Supreme Court analyzed the question of whether patent holders should be allowed to contract for royalty payments that continue to accrue after the expiration of the subject patent. While some justices, including the Chief Justice, clearly believe that the ability to...

 

HTMLTax Amnesty Program and New Leadership at the DOR
Julie Cox, Ana Lopez, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
On March 16, Massachusetts officials announced a tax amnesty program, effective immediately, to recoup delinquent corporate taxes. The program is part of a larger effort by the Baker administration and the Department of Revenue (DOR) to raise funds to close the Commonwealth’s midyear budget...

 

HTMLIEEE Clarifies RAND Commitment for Standard-Essential Patents
Kristina R. Cary, Robert J. Moore, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
On February 8, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) approved changes to the IEEE Patent Policy that provide additional specificity as to the nature of the obligation attaching to member-owned patents that are essential to an IEEE...

 


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