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New Chemicals Proposed for Addition to California’s Proposition 65 List
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block In December and January, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA") announced its intent to add seven new chemicals... Read More

Removal Pitfalls: Toxic Tort Case Remanded Back To State Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block A recent federal court decision out of the Northern District of Ohio illustrates the importance of carefully evaluating when the 30-day deadline for filing a removal petition begins to run. In Tolloty... Read More

FDA Announces Ban on BPA in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final rule amending its food additive regulations to ban the use of polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy... Read More

Jenner & Block: Navy Shipbuilders Avoid Asbestos Product Liability Claims
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On October 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided two questions of first impression under maritime law: (1) does maritime law recognize the sophisticated... Read More

World Health Organization (WHO) Issues Life Stage Guidance for Risk Assessment
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to WHO, a significant challenge exists with monitoring and assessing individual and population level exposure and risk to environmental chemicals associated with how to consider age and life... Read More

WHO Announces Second Meeting On Global Collaboration In Chemical Risk Assessment
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its second meeting focused on strengthening global collaboration in chemical risk assessment to be held 29-30 March 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The first... Read More