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|Federal Court in Minnesota Finds Coverage under CGL Policy in Product-Recall Case|
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
March 22, 2013, previously published on March 19, 2013Significance: A Minnesota federal court found there was coverage under a commercial general liability policy for damages related to the recall of instant milk used in a popular brand of instant oatmeal.
|CPSC Proposes to Revise Supplemental Definition of "Strong Sensitizers" Under FHSA|
Sheila A. Millar, Crystal N. Skelton, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
March 14, 2013, previously published on March 13, 2013On February 25, 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NOPR") to revise its supplemental definition of "strong sensitizer" under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act...
|Superior Court Affirms Dismissal of Paxil Birth Defect Case Lacking Proximate Causation|
Emily J. Hanlon; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
March 14, 2013, previously published on March 2013In its March 4, 2013 non-precedential decision in Pettit v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, No. 850 EDA 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court (applying Ohio law) affirmed an order of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer Moss granting summary judgment to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in a case...
|Notice of Correction Reveals Some Hurricane Shutters Under 2010 Florida Building Code Do Not Incorporate Former Testing Standards|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
March 5, 2013, previously published on March 1, 2013A Notice of Correction issued yesterday, February 28, 2013, to proposed Rule 61G20-3.015, F.A.C., "Equivalence of Standards," revealed that the current Florida Building Code does not incorporate the ASTM E 1996-05, a testing standard to which certain hurricane shutters/impact protective...
|Electronic Discovery & Records Management - Tip of the Month: Managing the Risks & Costs of Electronic Data: "Defensible Deletion"|
Therese Craparo, Anthony J. Diana; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 8, 2013, previously published on January 31, 2013For years, a large company has been effectively retaining the vast majority of all electronic data generated by its systems and employees. However, the company’s records retention policy was originally designed and implemented with an emphasis on hard copy records, so its electronic systems...
|New Children’s Product Testing and Certification Rule Set to Impact Manufacturers and Importers on February 8|
Matthew Cohen, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
February 6, 2013, previously published on February 4¿ 2013On February 8, 2013, manufacturers and importers of children’s products (a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger) will be required to follow certain testing and certification protocols established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...
|DTSC Releases Revised Safer Consumer Product Regulations|
Alston Bird LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 30, 2013On Tuesday July 29, 2013, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a revised version of its regulations to regulate the contents and design of consumer products sold in California, “The Safer Consumer Products Regulations.” DTSC has opted to subject this...
|UK ICO Imposes a £250,000 Penalty for a Security Breach Which Exposed the Personal Data of Millions of Consumers|
Mark A. Prinsley, Oliver Yaros; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 2013The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) has fined Sony £250,000 for what it describes as “one of the most serious” cases ever reported to it following a breach of security of its PlayStation Network Platform (the “PlayStation Platform”).
|Stengel v. Medtronic En Banc Decision Narrows Preemption Doctrine to the Detriment of Medical Device Manufacturers|
Noushan Noureddini; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 22, 2013A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc decision marks a less than desirable shift in preemption law for medical device manufacturers. In Stengel v. Medtronic Inc. (Jan. 10, 2013) --- F.3d --- (2013 WL 106144), the Ninth Circuit granted rehearing en banc and unanimously reversed the...
|New Consumer Product Safety Rules for Testing and Certification of Children's Products|
Jenna K. Murphy, Robert J. Vechiola; Foley & Lardner LLP;
January 16, 2013, previously published on January 11, 2013On February 8, 2013, new requirements pertaining to product testing and certification for children’s products go into effect.