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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: California to Open Rulemaking Into Prop 65 Lead Levels
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) In response to a petition from the Center for Environmental, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will initiate a rulemaking to update the current 0.5 µg/day safe harbor level for lead. The implications... 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

Vandeventer Black LLP: P:rimer On Virginia’s Data Breach Law: Part 1
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Christopher S. Colby Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: E-Cigarette Flavor Found To Contain Chemical Associated With Lung Disease
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup (US) A recent investigation conducted by the BBC has concluded that an e-cigarette flavoring purchased in Northeast England contained a potentially harmful chemical that has been associated with the lung condition known as “popcorn... Read More

Vandeventer Black LLP: P:rimer On Virginia’s Data Breach Law: Part 2
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Christopher S. Colby Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom... Read More

DLA Piper: California’s Green Chemistry Initiative: ‘Work Plan’ Basics And The 7 Product Categories – 3 Action Steps
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by DLA Piper

By George Gigounas and Rachael E. Yourtz California is steadily implementing its landmark Green Chemistry Initiative, which increases regulation and oversight of consumer product chemical exposures in important ways. In a recently published Work Plan... Read More