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|Dialing-In: TCPA Hot Issues for 2017|
Wilson G. Barmeyer, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
January 30, 2017, previously published on January 2017Consumer-facing industries face a continued wave of class action filings under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Indeed, in 2016, TCPA lawsuits remained one of the most filed types of class actions, and unsettled law continues to place a compliance burden on companies that communicate...
|Understanding The CPSC's Big Win Against Spectrum Brands|
Matthew AR Cohen, Matthew Richard Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 30, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016It is not often that federal courts consider and interpret provisions of product safety laws administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) such as the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). Over recent weeks, not one, but three federal courts have issued opinions concerning...
|Minimize Product Liability Risk with a Well-Written
The Posey Law Firm P.C.;
January 25, 2017, previously published by Hg.org on January 20, 2017If your company is importing products made overseas, what is your liability for a safety or quality issue that causes harm? A well-written contract with the manufacturer can define and quantify risk.
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...
Issues Draft Guidance on FCN Submissions for Substances Intended to Contact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3, 2017, previously published on December 09, 2016The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued long-awaited draft guidance on December 8, 2016 regarding the preparation of Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) for food-contact substances (FCS’s) that are intended to come into contact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...
|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...