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|FDA Battles against Foodborne Illnesses|
Jennifer L. Keel; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
October 1, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 19, announced its updated proposed rules for improving food safety and preventing foodborne illnesses after receiving public comments.
|Wisconsin Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Summary Part 3: Recap of Cases Affecting Wisconsin Businesses|
Philip C. Babler; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014This post provides in a nutshell what businesses need to know about the cases from last year’s term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
|Federal Trade Commission Cracking Down on Professional Associations That Inhibit Competition|
David L. Cahn; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014Take-away: While it is tempting for a professional association to tell its members not to “poach” each others’ customers, doing so violates federal antitrust law.
|CETA Will Create a Two-Tiered System for Investment Canada Act Reviews|
Oliver J. Borgers, John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow, Shea T. Small; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014The text of the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is due to be released soon, but it remains to be seen if the Canadian government will clarify which countries, in addition to those in the EU, will benefit from the higher $1.5-billion threshold for...
|Eastlink Abandons Its Acquisition of Bruce Telecom Due to Opposition by Competition Bureau|
Oliver J. Borgers, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014On August 19, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink) has decided not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Bruce Telecom from the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario, after the Bureau informed the parties that it would challenge the proposed...
|Australia Competition Authorities Enforce Information Gathering Power|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Prudence J. Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the authority to bring enforcement actions against cartels, agreements restraining competition, and abuse of dominance, as well as responsibilities relating to consumer protection, regulation (such as telecommunications),and the informal...
|U.S. House Passes Bill to Expedite LNG Exports|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, which includes provisions to expedite LNG exports in Title III, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.’’ The provisions require that, for applications to export gas involving new facilities subject to FERC or...
|Public Sector Information Market: An Opportunity to Have Your Say|
Lisa Navarro, Stephen C. Tupper; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014In 2006, the Office of Fair Trading (now known as the Competition and Markets Authority or “CMA”) published a market study on the commercial use of public sector information. The study concluded that there were problems with both the ability to access some types of information held by...
|NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws|
Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA’s rule prohibiting student-athletes from being...
|Recent Warning Letters|
Jonathan Berman, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Stephanie L. Resnik, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014Since the last Update, FDA posted warning letters to two canning companies for various violations, including packaging food in insanitary conditions and failing to submit scheduled processes to FDA.