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HTMLPackaging Design and Innovation Could Ease Costs of Food Waste
Christopher W. Hamlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
According to a recent UN report, one-third (1.3 billion tons) of the world’s food is wasted each year. The report, entitled Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources, analyzes the environmental impacts of global food wastage, but also highlights the significant economic impact to...

 

HTMLFormer University Employee Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Attorneys’ Fees for Bringing Frivolous FEHA Action
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Nos. 11-17608 and 12-15320 (February 25, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the underlying reason for taking the leave...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Rejects Suit Brought by Worker Who Expressly Declined to Take FMLA Leave
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Nos. 11-17608 and 12-15320 (February 25, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), even if the underlying reason for taking the leave...

 

HTMLLitigation Corner: Which Court Does What in Michigan State Courts?
Liza C. Moore; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014
You might hear people say they are “going to court.” What some people might not realize is that there are many courts, each with different rules, powers, and procedures. This article will give a general overview of some of the different courts in Michigan and what they have the power to...

 

HTMLSpring Brings Weight Restrictions on Michigan Roads
Dirk H. Beckwith; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014
It may not seem possible, but spring will come to Michigan after this long, cold and snowy winter. When it does, it brings its own set of problems, particularly to Michigan roads. As the ground begins to thaw, the surface of our roads becomes unstable, buckling and heaving.

 

HTMLFDA Expands Electronic Safety Reporting for Animal Food
Ricardo Carvajal; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
FDA announced that it has implemented a new electronic reporting tool for livestock animal food problems, which the agency refers to as the Livestock Food Reporting Portal. Essentially, the portal expands the categories of reports that can be submitted through the Safety Reporting Portal, which is...

 

HTMLWhat's in the Box? FDA Proposes Revisions to Nutrition Facts Panels
Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Today, February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed three rules that would make landmark revisions to the iconic black and white Nutrition Facts panel if finalized. The proposed changes affect all packaged foods, including dietary supplements where applicable, except certain...

 

HTML2014 Healthy Farms Conference is a Success!
Marnie A. Jensen; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
Last weekend, the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society (“NSAS”) held its annual Healthy Farms Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. The Healthy Farms Conference has been bringing the sustainable community in Nebraska together for nearly 20 years, and this year’s conference was...

 

HTMLHigh Court to Weigh In on Labeling Dispute Between Competing Beverage Companies
Christopher M. Bikus; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to hear an appeal filed by POM Wonderful LLC in connection with its suit against The Coca-Cola Company under the Lanham Act alleging that Coca-Cola’s “Pomegranate Blueberry” juice labels are misleading. POM Wonderful asserts these...

 

HTMLPresident Signs Long-Awaited Farm Bill: What You Need To Know
Kyle J. Gilster, Steven M. Kupka; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
On Friday, February 7th, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642), widely referred to as the 2014 Farm Bill, a comprehensive five-year farm policy package for agricultural and food assistance programs. The U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation on January 29,...

 


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