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Making Sense Of ED's State Authorization Rule
For nearly a decade, the U.S Department of Education (ED) has worked to formulate a rule addressing when institutions with distance education programs must be authorized by the states in which they enroll online students.
United States
8 Aug 2019
California Legislature Seeks To Narrow 'Slack-Fill' Packaging Claims
As we have been reporting, food-product makers have been the subject of various types of unfair advertising or competition claims ...
United States
12 Nov 2018
Labeling Of Meat At ‘Steak' In Constitutional Challenge To Missouri Law
That Missouri adopted this law is not particularly surprising given the rapid development of animal cell culture food technology.
United States
9 Nov 2018
CFPB Final Rule Cuts Costs And Headaches From Annual Privacy Notices
On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final rule amending Regulation P to conform with statutory changes made to the GLBA and the statutory changes made by the FAST Act.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Amended Current Federal Laws Bring Changes For Higher Education Institutions
In late May, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (aka Bill S.2155) was signed into law.
United States
9 Jul 2018
Dodd Frank Rollback Law Provides Regulatory Relief For Community Banks (Part 2)
On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
12 Jun 2018
9th Circuit Invokes "Reasonable Child" Standard To Ice Starbucks Consumer Fraud Claim Based On Cold Drinks
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed dismissal of a putative class action against Starbucks relating to the amount of liquid in its various-sized tea, coffee, and specialty drinks.
United States
12 Apr 2018
The Cleaning Product Right To Know Act Of 2017: California's Newest Warning Requirements
In the fall of last year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (the "CPRTKA"), adding provisions to the California Health and Safety Code ...
United States
15 Feb 2018
Can The Ingredient List Defense Work? Look For Ambiguity, Invoke Common Sense
When faced with consumer litigation, food and beverage companies routinely point to the ingredient list in defense of front-of-package false advertising claims.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Mobile Targeting: A ‘Secret Weapon' For Good Or Ill?
A recent Massachusetts case highlights the tension inherent in geo-location targeted ads as well as special concerns that crop up when advertisers target consumers using health care metrics.
United States
9 May 2017
Update: GMO Labeling Regs Get Trumped
The Trump Administration's latest executive orders have effectively prevented the USDA from promulgating rules on GMO food labeling.
United States
15 Feb 2017
Is The FSMA A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Dream And The Food Industry's Nightmare?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law in 2011, signaling a sea change in U.S. food safety regulation and making prevention the cornerstone of safety measures.
United States
10 Jan 2017
New Actions Based On ‘Nothing Artificial' Labels May Be Halted As FDA Redefines ‘Natural'
We previously told you about Thornton v. Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, No. 4:16-CV-00158-JAR, in which the Eastern District of Missouri refused to dismiss a consumer fraud claim...
United States
9 Dec 2016
In New Litigation, Amazon Takes A Stronger Stance On Counterfeit Products
Amazon is taking a new aggressive stance against counterfeiters who use its marketplace — a sign that the massive online retailer's tactics toward rights-holders may be turning from frustration to friendship.
United States
7 Dec 2016
Missouri Appellate Court Rejects ‘Ingredient List' Defense In Food Labeling Case
As Missouri's reputation as a plaintiff-friendly venue increases, a state appellate court has dealt a blow to food manufacturers facing suits under the state's consumer fraud statute...
United States
15 Nov 2016
Another Judge Rules Starbucks Doesn't Deceive With Its Ice
In a recent post about the rise in so-called "slack-fill" litigation, we discussed a California district court's dismissal of a highly publicized lawsuit...
United States
25 Oct 2016
Ninth Circuit Holds Juries Can Decide The Definition Of ‘Natural'
On September 30, 2016, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a key decision in the food labeling war over what constitutes a false or misleading "all natural" label.
United States
17 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
Higher Ed Faces ADA Challenges Over Accessibility Of University Websites
Websites are vitally important to institutions of higher education for a variety of reasons. They serve as a real-time brochure for prospective students, provide important academic and administrative resources...
United States
9 Aug 2016
Is Everyone's Website Illegal?
Your website consists of visible text and graphics, geared to the sighted reader.
United States
11 May 2016
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