Under REACH, the European Commission makes the decision
on whether to move substances from the Candidate List to the Annex XIV
(Authorisation List). The Decision is made by the Member State Committee
procedure based on recommendations by the European...
Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume
and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing
up for Authorisation - the true "Heart...
Japan's New Chemical Reporting Requirements
Reports Due in June 2011
On April 1, 2011, a new reporting
requirement for chemicals came into effect in Japan. This new requirement
originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's chemical...
The State Council of the People's Republic of China
announced the revised Regulation on the Control over Safety of Dangerous
Chemicals  , hereafter referred to as "the
revised Regulation") on March 02, 2011. It will become effective...
U.S. State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
("DDTC") has proposed new rules that would authorize exports to
Australia, Canada and the UK of items controlled by the International Traffic
in Arms Regulations...
The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report...
I. THERE ARE MOTIVATIONS AND THEN THERE ARE
The Supreme Court of California recently addressed a
challenging issue associated with employee wrongful termination actions. The
Supreme Court considered the situation where an employee establishes...