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HTMLMicrowave Radiation Harms Children More Than Adults
Seth A. Katz; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
This year, researchers at the Environmental Health Trust performed a review of the current literature regarding microwave radiation from wireless devices like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and toys. The researchers found conflicting data but determined children and unborn babies have the highest...


HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Consumer Goods Retailer
Peter L. Cockrell; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 14th, the CFPB entered a consent order with a company that operates a chain of consumer retail stores located mainly near military bases. The company also finances the sale of the goods. The CFPB alleges that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by selling servicemembers,...


Adobe PDFBill of Law for the modification of Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers
Cristina Busquets, Fernando García; Carey;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2014
On June 2nd, 2014, President Michelle Bachelet entered a bill into Congress which seeks to modify Law N° 19.496 on the Protection of the Rights of Consumers ("CPA"). The message of the bill recognizes that the tools provided by the current legislation to address violations to the rights...


HTMLChange of Domicile (Moving from Your Current Home)
Howard Van Den Heuvel; Van Den Heuvel Law Office;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014
Abstract: Are you thinking of moving more than 100 miles away from your current home? Do you have custody of a minor child? This article discusses the law of moving when you are the parent of a child seeking to move out of state or in state, but 100 miles away from your current home.


HTMLCPSC Magnets Trial in December? Zen Magnets Throws Down the Gauntlet; Vows to “Fight Until the End”
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
Two years ago, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took the uncommon step of filing administrative complaints against multiple rare-earth magnet companies who refused to voluntarily recall magnetic adult desk toy products deemed to be defective by CPSC staff. Specifically, the agency...


HTMLSawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released
Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion following up on his June 27, 2014 order (on which we previously wrote here and here) dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC.


HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Considers Component Parts Doctrine
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Last week, the California Supreme Court granted review of Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, Inc. to resolve a split in the Second Appellate District regarding the application of California’s component parts doctrine. The component parts doctrine stands for the proposition that a company that...


HTMLHouse Appropriations Amendments Would Halt CPSC’s Voluntary Recalls Rule; Fund Testing Relief
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next fiscal year. This includes the CPSC, which would be funded $118 million...


HTMLSugar and Spice and Cases on Ice: Evaporated Cane Juice Case Stayed Until FDA Issues Formal Guidelines
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Last week, a California federal judge revived a putative class action accusing Amy’s Kitchen Inc. of misleading customers by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on its products. In a finding that puts the case on hold until the FDA weighs in, Judge Illston found that a...


HTML2014 DRI Products Liability Conference
Collins Lacy P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 12, 2014, previously published on February 2014
Since 2010, I have made it a priority to attend the Defense Research Institute’s Products Liability Conference. This year’s conference is being held April 9-11, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore. The theme of this year’s conference is “Plan and Prepare.”


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