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Norton Rose Fulbright: Timeliness of Section 15(b) Reporting Continues Role as CPSC Enforcement Tool
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) As 2014 draws to a close, we see that Section 15(b)’s reporting requirement continues to be a powerful tool for CPSC to punish companies who manufacture, distribute, or sell products that are ultimately recalled. In 2014... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Update On California Consumer Product Emissions Survey
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) Updating our prior discussion of the California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Survey, ARB continues to forge ahead with the 2013 consumer products survey, providing additional guidance to industry. On October 14, 2014... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California Prop 65, Part 1: The Law
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) on December 4, 2014 Posted in California Proposition 65 To the average person in California, if they know anything about Proposition 65 at all, it is usually because they have a seen a warning sign in a bar or at a store. In most... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Lights Out! New Mercury-Containing Light Fee About to Take Effect in Washington
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz After a series of false starts, Washington’s mercury-containing lights product stewardship law will take effect on January 1, 2015. Under the law , all mercury-containing lights sold in the state of Washington must include... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Windows XP Phaseout Raises Data Security Concerns For Financial Institutions
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, John D. Socknat and Lauren McDermott Microsoft has announced that beginning April 8, 2014, its Windows XP operating system will no longer be updated with security patches. This announcement has critical data security implications... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: China's New Food Safety Law is in Effect
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

China's new Food Safety Law (FSL) became effective on October 1, 2015. The law was passed earlier this year, in response to several high-profile food safety scandals and the need for China to harmonize with the global practice of food safety management... Read More

DLA Piper Cybersecurity Law Alert: Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords – 4 Steps To Take Now
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha | The New York Times reported this week that an organized Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion user name and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses... Read More