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Warning To NY Litigators − What Privilege Attaches To Pre-Litigation Attorney Statements? NY Appeals Court Answers: Qualified

By Richard F. Hans , Andrew L. Deutsch , and Cherelle I. Glimp New York law has long recognized that attorneys who make defamatory statements in connection with an existing litigation enjoy an absolute privilege against claims for libel and slander...

Todd Janzen
FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Washington company (Advanced Aviation Solutions LLC) an exemption to fly unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs" or "drones") commercially for "precision agriculture" and "crop...

Keller and Heckman LLP
Navigating FDA and USDA Reporting/Notification Requirements for Adulterated and Misbranded Food

When incidents of adulterated or misbranded food arise that trigger a need to report to or notify a federal agency, food companies face a number of somewhat confusing, and not always congruent, requirements. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

DLA Piper
Contaminated Cheese and Chicken

One person dies from listeria linked to soft cheeses. Two people have been hospitalized and one has died in an ongoing listeria outbreak purportedly linked to Hispanic-style soft cheeses. The three cases were all reported in Washington state. The cheeses...

Keller and Heckman LLP
Food Court Report: Judge Fails to Find Ascertainable Class Members, Predominance, or Adequate Representation in Labeling Suit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, LLC

United States Judge, Manish S. Shah, refused to certify a putative class in a labeling suit finding that the class members could not be easily identified, that the class representative was inadequate; and that common issues to class members did not predominate...

Keller and Heckman LLP
"Made in USA" Jeans Case

A federal court recently ruled that the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (TFPIA) do not preempt the California law that prohibits the use of the “Made in U.S.A.” label if any part of a product...