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HTMLRegulation of E-Liquids
Robert Y. Maples; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
On Jan. 28, 2016, the President signed S. 142, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Protection Act (the Act), into law. After passing the U.S. Senate in December and the U.S. House earlier this month by voice vote, the President’s signature starts the clock on a 180-day effective date.

 

HTML“Just Mayo” Maker Convinces FDA That a Different Label Doesn’t Have to Include a Different Name
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016
Back in September we blogged about the Warning Letter that FDA issued to Hampton Creek Foods, Inc. for its vegan food dressing and sandwich spread, “Just Mayo” and a similar product, “Just Mayo Sriracha.” In addition to several other interesting labeling violations, FDA...

 

HTMLConfirmation of New FDA Head May Be Held Up By GE Salmon Labeling Issues
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016
On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved the President’s nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as the next commissioner of food and drugs. (Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, who would have voted against the nomination, was not present at the...

 

HTMLUpdate: Albany County Legislature Amends Controversial Toxic Toys Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 13, 2016
Last year, we wrote about a growing trend of local jurisdictions regulating children’s products, primarily toys and apparel. One such jurisdiction, Albany County, NY, enacted a far-reaching ordinance, “Local Law J of 2014,” that prohibited the sale of children’s products...

 

HTMLCongress Erects Hurdle for CPSC’s Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rulemaking in 2016 Omnibus Bill
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
The $1.1 trillion 2016 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last week includes many legislative provisions, often called policy “riders,” that will affect a wide array of issues ranging from repealing food labeling laws to allowing children to...

 

HTMLRecent Consent Order Enhances Fair Lending Risks to Financial Institutions
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
In late September 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Hudson City Savings Bank, Paramus, New Jersey, entered into a Consent Order to settle allegations of violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. The terms of...

 

HTMLWhen Transparency Is Not Enough: Class Action Litigation Under California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2015
Passed in 2010, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act has a worthy aim: requiring retailers and manufacturers doing big business in California to disclose what measures, if any, they are taking to ensure their suppliers comply with human rights standards. What started as a legislative...

 

HTMLThe Continuing Conundrum of the California Food Fight
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
We have blogged regularly about the plethora of litigation, largely centered in California, focused on the labeling of food, beverage, cosmetics, and consumer goods. Nationwide, consumers are demanding more information from manufacturers and retailers of these goods, and companies in the relevant...

 

HTMLMust Playground Equipment & Surfaces Comply with CPSC Lead Limits for Children’s Products?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015
Over the past few months, numerous national media outlets have published stories about the potential health risks of a material commonly used on playground surfaces—crumb rubber. Crumb rubber is a granule material typically made from recycled scrap tires that is used to provide a soft play...

 

HTMLFlorida Supreme Court Embraces “Consumer-Expectation” Test for Design Defect Claims
Walter G. Latimer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 11, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
The Florida Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision that will affect all strict product liability/design defect cases litigated in Florida. In Aubin v. Union Carbide, decided October 29, 2015, the Court rejected the risk-utility test in favor of the consumer-expectation test. The...

 


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