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FDA transparency proposal would scrap longstanding trade secret protections

USA - May 20 2010 On May 19, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Transparency Task Force, chaired by Principal Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, issued a report containing 21 specific proposals to improve agency transparency across a variety of agency activities

Are you sure your chemical is on the TSCA inventory?

USA - September 19 2013 The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) generally requires companies planning to manufacture or import a chemical substance into the United States to

Franchising in China

China - March 19 2014 In recent years, China's large population and rapid economic growth have encouraged an increasing number of foreign franchisors to expand into China

Hot trends in the False Claims Act: 2013 mid-year review

USA - June 24 2013 Few areas of law have seen as dramatic recent change as the False Claims Act (FCA). The trend has largely been increased exposure. Whistleblowers are

The challenge of reconditioning lithium ion batteries

USA - September 19 2013 Reconditioning batteries for secondary use is not new to the battery industry. It has been a fairly common practice for large-format nickel metal

McCutcheon v. FEC paves way for new challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide

USA - May 20 2014 In one of the most highly publicized decisions of this Term, the Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission invalidated all aggregate

Seventh Circuit invalidates “dizzying array” of Wisconsin campaign finance laws

USA - May 20 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently invalidated several key provisions of what the court called a "dizzying array of statutes

IRS may revise 501(C)(4) rulemaking; revokes group’s 501(C)(3) status for political activity

USA - May 20 2014 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen recently signaled that his agency will "possibly re-propose a draft regulation" concerning

Local prosecutor calls foul in campaign’s NCAA ticket raffle

USA - May 20 2014 A local prosecutor in Douglas County, Kansas, recently warned Congressman Tim Huelskamp's campaign committee that it may not conduct a raffle as an

Recent developments in campaign finance: Tennessee, New York, and Wisconsin

USA - May 20 2014 On April 14, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed H.B. 1714, which ends the state’s ban on corporate political contributions from insurance