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HTMLCongress Discusses Federal Data Breach Laws
Michael S. Taaffe; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing during which there was a discussion of a Congressional proposal for a federal data breach statute.

 

Adobe PDFFederal Trade Commission Green Lighted to Study PAEs
Staas Halsey LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) request to study how patent assertion entities (“”PAEs”) operate and to what extent they affect competition and innovation. PAEs are firms with a business...

 

HTMLAnd the Beat Goes On: NY State Assembly to Vote on GMO Labeling Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
Coming on the heels of the reintroduction of the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, on March 3, 2015, the New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection voted 9 to 6, with one abstention, to pass bill A.617, which would require food made with genetically modified...

 

HTMLGovernment of Canada Blocked from Dismantling Tlicho’s Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board
Qajaq Robinson; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
In Tlicho Government v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 NWTSC 9, the Northwest Territories Supreme Court granted the T&lstroke;icho First Nation interlocutory injunctive relief, thus delaying the Government of Canada from enacting major structural changes to the resource management system in the...

 

HTMLNew Product Safety Bills Address Child-Resistant Packaging for E-Cigarettes and Detergent Pods
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
Last year, we wrote about legislative efforts on Capitol Hill to require the CPSC to implement a rule requiring childproof packaging for liquid nicotine containers. Liquid nicotine typically refills the vials for e-cigarettes, which are rapidly gaining in popularity. Recently, Senator Bill Nelson...

 

HTMLFTC Tastes “Sweet” Victory: The Implications of POM Wonderful for Government Practice
Timothy J. Slattery; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
In part two of this two-part series, we explore two critical takeaways for those facing potential government intervention: (1) the implications of the Court’s deference to the Commission, and (2) whether a substantive disclaimer is a silver bullet to avoid agency scrutiny (or, at least, an...

 

HTMLA Clean Slate? California Bill Is Latest Attempt to Legislate Labeling Requirements for Cleaning Products
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
Another potentially meaningful development in legislation affecting consumer products companies: on February 25, a California legislator introduced a bill, AB 708, that would require manufacturers, distributors and retailers to disclose all “chemical” ingredients for designated consumer...

 

HTMLAlbany County, NY Enacts Stringent Children’s Product Safety Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Do local governments, such as town councils and county legislatures, have a role in regulating consumer products that is typically reserved for the federal and state governments? Apparently, the legislature and executive of Albany County, New York believe that they do.

 

HTMLDeja Vu All Over Again: Federal GMO Labeling Legislation Re-Introduced
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
Last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore)¿joined by chef-lebrity Tom Colicchio¿announced the reintroduction of The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a federal bill that would mandate the labeling of foods...

 

HTMLHouse Passes DHS Funding Bill, Averting an Agency Shutdown
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
On March 3, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of this fiscal year, averting a partial shutdown of the agency. On March 4, the bill was signed into law by President Obama.

 


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