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Peter S. Vogel: Bad News- You’re Not Entitled to Privacy When You Make A ‘Butt Call’!
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A court ruled that there is no privacy to people who make “butt calls” and particularly when the party making the “butt call” admitted “that he was aware of the risk of making inadvertent pocket-dial... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: WARNING! This Post Contains Information on DINP and Proposition 65 in the State of California That May Help You Avoid a Lawsuit
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) On December 20, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added the phthalate DINP to the California Proposition 65 chemical list. Under Proposition 65, products containing newly listed chemicals require a warning... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Class Claims Certified For Hain Celestial Organic Cosmetics
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) Last week, Magistrate Judge Beeler in the Northern District of California certified a class of purchasers of cosmetics marketed as “organic” by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. In so doing, Judge Beeler weighed... Read More

William A. Ruskin: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Exposes Plaintiff Scheme To Suppress Asbestos Exposure Evidence
Posted on 17 Mar 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On January 10, 2014, the Hon. George R. Hodges, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, handed down a decision that promises to be a “game changer” for asbestos manufacturers facing... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: San Bernardino Judge Finds Homeopathic Drug Labelling Is Not False Or Misleading
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) On November 25, 2014, just in time for Thanksgiving, Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court tentatively entered a judgment in favor of Green Pharmaceuticals , following a week-long bench trial. The case, filed... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Amends Mechanics’ Lien Law to Create New Notice Procedures and Requirements
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Babst Calland

By James D. Miller, Esq. On October 14, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act No. 142 (the “Act”) amending the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law, 49 P.S. 1101 et seq., which brings Pennsylvania in line with several other states... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Knew or should have known, a standard often applied in a myriad of legal context, could soon be the one applied to attorneys who ignore the risks associated with communicating with clients using modern technologies... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk,: Response Options To NSA Monitoring Of Attorney-Client Communications, Part 2
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Click here to read Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1 . Faced with the very real possibility that every keystroke, mouse click, image, and... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Calif. Law Does Not Bar Recording of Cell Phone Calls by Participants, Federal Court Rules
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group A California federal court recently ruled that the state’s call recording statute does not apply to cell phone call participants. This decision should help companies that record consumer calls for monitoring... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Purchase One Product, Sue For Them All?
Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Julie Glazer An emerging trend in consumer product class actions is for a class representative to bring claims for entire lines of products, despite only purchasing one of the products. Although traditional principles of standing seem to dictate... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Caveat Venditor (Let the Seller Beware): Consumer Protection Laws Can Have Significant Implications
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Roger D. Winston, Shelah F. Lynn, Timothy P. Martin and Katherine M. Noonan A decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals emphasizes the need for real estate developers to proceed with caution when making representations to potential home... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright Consumer Products Law Blog: Formula For Disaster: FTC Sues Gerber For Falsely Advertising Baby Formula As ‘’FDA Approved’
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Julie Glazer Last week the FTC sued Gerber Products Co., alleging that it has no basis for asserting that its Good Start Gentle baby formula reduces the risk of infant allergy development and that these health claims were falsely advertised as “FDA... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California’s Proposition 65: A Miniseries
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) and Stephanie Stroup (US) If you are reading this blog, at some point, you have probably encountered what many consider to be the most vexing of all of California’s laws: Proposition 65. While Proposition 65 appears relatively... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Proposition 65: OEHHA’S Proposed Revisions To Warning Regulations
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Jeff Margulies (US) In March 2014, OEHHA began the rulemaking process to amend the Clear and Reasonable Warning requirements for California’s Proposition 65. The proposed changes caused a great deal of concern for manufacturers, distributors... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Trump Hotels Hit With Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

A new putative class action lawsuit has been filed against the hotel chain owned by Donald Trump in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, after the hotel chain revealed that it had been the subject of a data breach. The... Read More