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|Court Holds Fee for Carryout Bags Not a Tax Under Proposition 26|
Best Best Krieger LLP;
March 7, 2013, previously published on February 25, 2013The County of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance prohibiting retail stores from providing plastic carryout bags. The ordinance further required stores to charge customers 10 cents for each paper carryout bag provided. The fee for the carryout bags was not approved by the county’s voters. In...
|Manufacturers and Retailers Doing Business in California Are Required to Take Action to Prevent Slavery and Human Trafficking|
Duane Morris LLP;
February 12, 2013, previously published on February 6, 2013Lawmakers are looking to businesses to help curb the growing problem of human trafficking. The first in a series of a new wave of legislation has taken effect. Manufacturers, retailers and others in the supply chain are watching developments on a California law that took effect last year designed...
|A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned?|
Lauren Cowl, Lara Nathans; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 11, 2013, previously published on February 8, 2013Effective February 4, 2013, the Canadian government proceeded with its plan to phase out the penny. In light of rising production and handling costs relative to the coin’s face value, the Royal Canadian Mint has now ceased production of the penny, and businesses, including retailers, are...
|Allocable Share Bill Again Introduced in Missouri|
Bryan M. Haynes; Troutman Sanders LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 29, 2013Missouri, the last remaining state in which nonparticipating manufacturers can obtain allocable share releases from their escrow payments, has again introduced legislation to repeal the release mechanism. The bill, Senate Bill 629, was introduced earlier this month.
|Idaho Supreme Court Considers Tribal Tobacco Dispute|
Bryan M. Haynes; Troutman Sanders LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 29, 2013A case currently pending before the Idaho Supreme Court could establish new precedent regarding a State’s authority to regulate tribal tobacco sales.
|China Allows Trademark Registration in Respect of Certain Retail and Wholesale Services|
Alan C. W. Chiu, Benjamin Choi; Mayer Brown JSM;
January 5, 2013, previously published on January 4, 2013With effect from 1 January 2013, China allows registration of trademarks in respect of retail and wholesale services for pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary products. It is the first time that China has opened up specific types of retail and wholesale services for trademark registration since...
|California Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal; Declares State Labor Picketing Laws Constitutional in 6-1 Decision|
Stephen R. Lueke; Ford & Harrison LLP;
January 3, 2013, previously published on January 2, 2013Executive Summary: In a case that will significantly strengthen labor's hand regarding picketing activities in the state, the California Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals decision that had declared unconstitutional two state laws restricting the ability of employers to enjoin conduct on...
|FDI in India in Retail Sector|
Desai Desai Carrimjee Mulla Advocates Solicitors Notary;
January 2, 2013The Article summarizes the recent policy changes made by the Indian Government in retail sector
|Public Venues Must Increase The Safety Of Patrons and Employees|
Bernard F. Walsh; Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh;
December 19, 2012While it's impossible for anyone to predict when the next attack from a random mentally disturbed individual will happen, many actions can be taken to mitigate or reduce the impact of these terrible events.
|New EPA Regulations on Cadmium Target Manufacturers and Importers of Consumer Products; Retail Distributors to be Targeted Next|
Cheryl A. Falvey, Warren Lehrenbaum; Crowell & Moring LLP;
December 17, 2012, previously published on December 13, 2012On December 3, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule that requires manufacturers and importers of articles containing cadmium and cadmium compounds to provide EPA with unpublished health or safety data in their possession. The rule, which was promulgated...