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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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

Norton Rose Fulbright: California Closely Scrutinizes ‘Made In The USA’ Claims
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor Labeling products as “Made in the USA” has seen increased popularity recently, as retailers and manufacturers attempt to capitalize on consumers’ desire to support domestic jobs and US-made goods. Despite the seeming... Read More