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|Grocery Manufacturers File Suit Against Vermont Over GMO Law|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014In April, we wrote about the Vermont legislature’s approval of a bill that would require manufacturers to change the retail labels of certain foods to indicate that they are GMO. On May 8, 2014, Vermont enacted the final version of this bill, now Act 120, which requires manufacturers to make...
|SEC Advises Issuers to Continue to Comply with Conflict Minerals Rule|
Ryan M. Rourke Reed; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on April 2014 Reacting to a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC Form SD, yesterday, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance released a “Statement on the Effect of the Recent Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule.” The Statement...
|Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Announced|
Dennis A. Cardoza, David T. Ralston; Foley & Lardner LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014Following on the coattails of the Youngstown, Ohio, manufacturing hub, President Obama announced three more public-private manufacturing institutes - in North Carolina, Chicago and Detroit - to focus on advancing manufacturing in the U.S. Each of these hubs is modeled after Youngstown and brings...
|You've Got the Whole (Supply Chain) World in Your Hands|
Michelle Leland; Foley & Lardner LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014It’s hard to believe, but you may soon be able to receive products before you even order them. Amazon and other retailers are exploring concepts like anticipatory shipping and adaptive stocking.
|New Hurdles for California Business with Proposed Prop 65 Changes|
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014Doing business in California is difficult for many reasons. Instead of trying to keep business in California, the state is suggesting further burdens to business es with no apparent real benefit to its citizenry. California is considering requiring business es to change warnings and make reports...
|Fiat Deal for Full Ownership of Chrysler Further Evidence of Strong U.S. Automotive Market|
Omar A. Lucia; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014When Fiat announced its $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group LLC, market approval came quickly as Fiat’s shares spiked to over 2 year highs. The deal, which recently closed, is viewed as an effort by Fiat to bolster its global auto position.
|Supreme Court Decides Parens Patriae Suits Must Remain in State Court|
John H. Beisner, Paul M. Eckles, Karen Hoffman Lent, James A. Keyte; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in an unanimous decision that parens patriae lawsuits filed by state attorneys general alleging only violations of state law may not be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). The Court concluded these suits are...
|CPSC Releases Amendment to 6(b) Information Disclosure Regulations|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014The CPSC has released the staff briefing package for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to amend its existing regulation interpreting the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). Agency staff will brief the Commissioners on January 23rd and the Commission is...
|New Michigan Exemptions May Offer Tax Savings|
John R. Taylor II; Foster Swift Collins Smith P.C.;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013There have been several recent tax changes to Michigan tax law. New exemptions may be valuable to you. Consult a tax professional for advice as to how to make the most of available tax benefits.
|Fourth Circuit Holds Lack of Jurisdiction Over Breach of Contract Dispute, Pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (“ICCTA”)|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 2013In Gaines Motor Lines, Inc., et al. v. Klaussner Furniture Industries, et al., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed a question of first impression: Whether, absent a federal tariff, federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction over a motor carrier’s breach of...