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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: 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: 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

Norton Rose Fulbright: Pom Wonderful Ditches Appeal Of State Law Preemption Ruling
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephanie Stroup On September 22, 2014, the Ninth Circuit approved Pom Wonderful’s request to drop its appeal of U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s February 2013 order holding that Pom’s UCL and FAL false advertising claims are... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States And Congress Differ On Security-Breach Regulation
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by State Net

By Korey Clark Nearly every state in the country has passed a law requiring private or government entities to notify individuals about security breaches involving their personal information. And states have been toughening those laws in recent years... 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

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: Bill to Amend California’s ‘Made in USA’ Law on to Governor’s Desk
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor Yesterday [Aug. 17], the California Senate voted unanimously to approve amendments made in the Assembly to SB 633 . Now, SB 633 will move to Governor Brown for his approval. For more detail, check out our recent posts about pending... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: California Updates Data Breach Notification Statute
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Odia Kagan, Philip N. Yannella and Roshni Patel Three bills that will update California’s data breach notification requirements have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The bills impose specific requirements on providing breach notification... 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

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

Norton Rose Fulbright: California ARB Starts 2013 Consumer Products Survey Enforcement Roundup, Launches 2014 Portal
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman Recap on 2013 reporting and enforcement | ARB reported registrations for 1,400 Responsible Parties and 700 formulators registering. Of those, 1,300 have reported completion of the survey. ARB has published a summary of the 2013 data ... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Governor Signs First Ever State Plastic Bag Ban
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By William L. Troutman California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first state plastic bag ban into law on September 30, 2014. The law prohibits “stores”—supermarkets, groceries, retail stores that sell food... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Attorney General seeks to change Proposition 65 settlement landscape
Posted on 28 Oct 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor Continuing a flurry of activity this year to reform Proposition 65 in California, the Office of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to the Proposition 65 regulations that would affect settlement terms, penalty amounts, and... Read More