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|South Carolina Supreme Court Rules in FOIA Case|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Lambries v Saluda County Council.
|Dramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk|
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...
|New FDA Current Good Manufacturing Processes Rule Expected for Animal Food Manufacturers|
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enables it to prevent the introduction of adulterated food into the human and animal food supply in the U.S., as opposed...
|A Foreign Manufacturer May be Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in the United States Under the “Stream of Commerce” Theory Where It Is Closely Affiliated with Its Intermediary Distributer|
Sarah M. Grago; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014In Valichka v. Kettler Int’l, Inc., et al., the United States District Court for the District of Maryland denied Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction. Plaintiff William Valichka (“Valichka”) sued Defendants Kettler International, Inc., (D/B/A...
|Economic Manufacturing Quantities: The Right Amount and the Right Locations|
Nicholas E. Williams; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Does your manufacturing firm have enough facilities creating the optimum number of products in the right locations? As manufacturing abroad became viable, the siting options became innumerable. Now, already difficult decisions are becoming more complicated due to market trends. Oil prices are...
|Prior Incident Evidence Held Inadmissible in Heater Manufacturing Defect Case in Illinois Federal Court|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014On a camping trip in 2010, a father was killed and his son seriously injured after the “bulk mount” propane radiant heater they were using released a deadly amount of carbon monoxide. The heater was a large commercial heater, designed to operate off of a 20-pound or larger propane tank,...
|Next-Generation Manufacturing Should Place Greater Emphasis on Trade Secret Concerns|
Michael B. McCollum; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014Picking up on our discussion last week about the pending Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014, recent testimony by Eli Lilly’s Vice President and General Patent Counsel, Douglas K. Norman in support of this legislation offers a good example of why a set of enhanced and uniformed laws for the...
|New Materials Look to Change What Our Cars are Made of|
Jason P. Britt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars, is said to have expressed his philosophy of car-building as: “Simplify, then add lightness.” While expanding safety regulations and consumer demands for technology and comfort make simplification a task easier said than done, automakers are...
|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...
|Jumping on the "Made in the U.S.A." Bandwagon|
Nicholas K. Austin, Robert J. Vechiola; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014Retailers are increasingly praising the importance of placing the “Made in the USA” phrase on their product packaging and labels. Customers, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, are now demanding “Made in America” merchandise. The time is ripe for savvy manufacturers and...