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Issues Draft Guidance on FCN Submissions for Substances Intended to Contact
Cynthia B. Lieberman, George G. Misko; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 09, 2016The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued long-awaited draft guidance on December 8, 2016 regarding the preparation of Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) for food-contact substances (FCS’s) that are intended to come into contact with infant formula and/or human (breast) milk...
Finalizes Proposition 65 Rule Regarding Point-Of- Sale Warnings for Bisphenol
Leslie T. Krasny; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 6, 2016On December 2, 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) finalized its regulation regarding point-of-sale (POS) warnings for foods and beverages packaged in cans or with lids or caps that can cause exposures to bisphenol A (BPA). POS warnings will be...
|Administration’s Biotechnology Working Group Updates Coordinated Framework & Unveils National Strategy|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 21, 2016After launching with an ambitious agenda fourteen months ago, last Friday the Obama Administration announced that its Biotechnology Working Group had completed its two main tasks. The Working Group has proposed an Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology, and it also...
|Trial Date Set For Defective Child Seat Lawsuit|
The Cochran Firm DC;
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016Florida judge recently set an August 2017 trial date for a lawsuit brought against a car seat manufacturer claiming the defendant produced a defectively designed product which caused irreparable harm to the plaintiff’s child.
|Supreme Court Ruling in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Billing: Antitrust Immunity for Investment Banks|
Scott Brodeur; OConnell Hartman Loder|Professional Corporation;
August 17, 2016, previously published by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel MagazineLexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel Magazine
|A History of Talcum Powder|
Peter Alfred D'Angelo; Peter A. DAngelo Attorney at Law PLC;
August 11, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016Over the past year, two different juries have awarded compensatory as well as punitive damages to plaintiffs who filed talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. More than 1,000 additional lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming that the manufacturer knew of the...
|Placing Product Into the Stream of Commerce, with Expectation that Product Will Be Delivered Through Sales Channels to Colorado, Provides Sufficient Basis for Colorado Court to Exercise Personal Jurisdiction Over Manufacturer|
Malcolm S. Mead, Adam B. Wiens; Hall & Evans, LLC;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 2016Align Corporation Ltd. is a Taiwanese company that manufactures and sells remote control model helicopters. Align has no corporate presence in the United States, but engages distributors in the United States who sell Align's products to retailers who, in turn, sell their products to consumers. When...
|New Changes to Florida Beverage Laws Start Today|
Jacqueline Bozzuto, Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016Changes to Florida’s Beverage Laws have drawn attention and controversy over recent years as groups ranging from small craft breweries to major retail vendors have lobbied for legislative amendments to the State’s regulations. As of July 1, 2016, a host of changes to Florida’s...
|New Law on "Liquid Nicotine Containers" Requires Certificates from Each Manufacturer/Importer of E-Liquids|
Nathan A. Cardon, Azim Chowdhury; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 13, 2016On July 26, 2016, the Children's Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (CNPPA), Pub. L. 114-116, 130 Stat. 3 (Jan. 28, 2016), will become effective and will require manufacturers of nicotine-containing e-liquids to comply with the child-resistant packaging and testing requirements set forth in the...
|Chemotherapy (Taxotere) Lawsuits for Permanent Hair Loss|
Buckfire Buckfire P.C.;
July 7, 2016, previously published on July 2016Lawsuits are being filed by women who suffered permanent hair loss caused by the chemotherapy drug Taxotere.