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Ballard Spahr LLP
Web-Based Platform Not Autodialer under TCPA, California Federal Court Rules

A California federal court recently ruled in Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC , that a third-party Web-based platform used by a health club to send text messages to its members was not an “automated telephone dialing system” (autodialer) for...

Keller and Heckman LLP
Vermont Attorney General's Office Releases Draft Regulations to Implement Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law

Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General has published draft regulations intended to implement the already enacted Vermont Genetically Engineered (GE) food labeling law. Vermont’s GE Labeling Law Vermont’s Act 120, [ enhanced version...

Keller and Heckman LLP
Food Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections

A food safety audit firm can be held to answer in court for claims that its negligence in performing an audit led to the sale of contaminated food and the subsequent injury, or death, of a consumer of that food. If ultimately found liable, the food safety...

GreenbergTraurig
FDA Issues Two Final Rules to Help Consumers Keep Track of Calories

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments, as well as on certain vending machines. In announcing...

GreenbergTraurig
New York State Lobbyists Required to Complete Training Before End of 2014

As a result of broad ethics reform legislation enacted in 2011, the New York State Legislative Law mandates that the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE or the Commission) “provide an online ethics training course for individuals...

Foley & Lardner LLP
Telephone Consumer Protection Act Express Consent Narrowed Again

Albert Nigro just wanted to turn off his deceased mother-in-law’s electricity. He called the electric company, but it required that he provide his mobile telephone number to disconnect service. It turned out though that the mother-in-law had an...