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Has Consolidation Made Egg And Poultry Industry Ripe For The Plucking?
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? We may never know the answer to this age-old question. But when it comes to allegations of price-fixing in the poultry and egg industries, at least...
United States
15 Nov 2016
Deceptive Trade Practice Claim To Proceed Based On ‘Nothing Artificial' Label
The Eastern District of Missouri (the Honorable John A. Ross, U.S. District Judge) recently issued an order denying a motion to dismiss claims involving an allegedly deceptive food label.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Empty Spaces Causing Big Problems: The Rise Of Slack-Fill Litigation
Last month, a district court judge in California dismissed a highly publicized lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that Starbucks' iced beverages contained too much ice and not enough coffee.
United States
21 Sep 2016
Path To Recreational Cannabis Narrowing In California
Many advocates for cannabis reform laws in California believe that 2016 is the year that recreational cannabis will become legal in the state.
United States
24 Mar 2016
Staffing Agency Workers And ACA Offers Of Coverage
The final regulations on the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "pay or play" rules were released on Feb. 10, 2014.
United States
2 Feb 2016
California Medical Marijuana Regulation And Safety Act: What You Need To Know
After being the first state to legalize medical marijuana almost 20 years ago, California is implementing regulations across the industry.
United States
11 Nov 2015
California Governor Sets Robust Regulatory Scheme For Medical Marijuana In Motion With Signing Of Legislation
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a group of medical marijuana laws on Oct. 9 that will have a widespread effect on how the entire industry is regulated in the state.
United States
14 Oct 2015
Cybersecurity Is Once Again A Hot Topic As Illinois Undergoes PIPA Update
Cybersecurity is a hot topic at both the state and federal level. Specifically, Illinois is in the process of amending its Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA").
United States
27 Jul 2015
Assembly Bill 266 Provides Long-Awaited Medical Marijuana Regulatory Framework In California
In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215 and California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana.
United States
24 Jul 2015
Agencies Issue Proposed Regulation On Summary Of Benefits And Coverage And Uniform Glossary
The ACA contained a direction to the Agencies to develop standards for a health plan or health insurer to use to describe the benefits under a health plan or health coverage.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Two Key Legislative Developments Impact Wellness Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Employer-sponsored "wellness programs" have been a growing trend for years.
United States
8 Jun 2015
Introducing Tracking Cannabis, A Legal Blog By Thompson Coburn
Thompson Coburn has launched Tracking Cannabis, a cannabis law blog. Our interdisciplinary cannabis practice group will use this blog to provide updates and insights on the latest developments in the cannabis industry.
United States
26 May 2015
Illinois Joins Growing List Of States To Adopt Anti-Markup Legislation; Statute Impacts All Payors
Illinois has joined 25 states that have enacted laws addressing the practice of some ordering physicians, which is to add charges for their services to claims for pathology services they order...
United States
22 Apr 2015
2014 Pension Plan Regulatory Highlights
The start of the new year is as good a time as any to look back at some of the employee benefits regulatory developments of 2014 that were not previously covered in this column.
United States
25 Mar 2015
Excepted Benefits: Final Regulations Provide Guidance On Dental, Vision And Employee Assistance Plans
The Acts set forth significant guidance that impacts both the operation and coverage requirements for group health plans.
United States
15 Jan 2015
The Cannabis Industry: How Big Will It Get?
On November 17, the PBS affiliate in Chicago, WTTW, reported the Better Government Association had issued an investigative report on the medical marijuana application process in Illinois.
United States
22 Nov 2014
IRS Guidance On The Application Of The Affordable Care Act's Market Reform Provisions To HRAs And FSAs
The ACA requires certain large employers to either offer a group health plan that meets specified minimum requirements.
United States
12 Sep 2014
Illinois Defines Metrics For Medical Cannabis Applicants
Cannabis industry hopefuls in Illinois are poised to begin the application process after the three state agencies administering Illinois’ medical marijuana law released long-awaited metrics on Aug. 8.
United States
20 Aug 2014
FDA Issues Social Media Guidance
Earlier this month, the FDA released proposed two-part Guidance on Internet and social media intended to assist prescription drugs and medical device manufacturers.
United States
7 Jul 2014
Health Care Reform Reporting Requirements: Final Rules
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains requirements for both individuals and employers related to health care coverage.
United States
12 Jun 2014
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