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DOD warns EPA chemical toxicological assessment vulnerable to challenge
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

In comments submitted on a final draft toxicological review, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has apparently warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its August 11, 2010, Integrated Risk Information System assessment for 1,4 dioxane is vulnerable to a Data Quality Act (DQA) challenge


New law sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

President Barack Obama (D) has signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act that sets formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products sold in the United States as of January 1, 2013


EPA welcomes FDA to chemical screening collaboration
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has welcomed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to a federal agency collaboration that involves chemical testing


Federal court disallows third-party insurance claims for environmental costs; Iqbal and Twombly implicated
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that an insurance company cannot recover payments made to a policyholder for environmental response costs as a matter of federal law, except in certain limited circumstances


All things legislative and regulatory
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

During a March 9, 2010, hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, several chemical industry executives testified that they favored reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amid growing public awareness about exposure to chemicals through products and environmental emissions


Flea and tick collars to carry cancer exposure warning in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

A California court has approved a consent judgment between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a number of makers and retailers of flea and tick collars


Crocs agrees to pay penalty for selling unregistered antimicrobial shoes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

Crocs, Inc. has entered a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires it to pay a $230,000 civil penalty for marketing certain shoe products in 2009 and 2010 with the claim that they killed or controlled bacterial growth


Small companies break into “green” toy market
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

Massive toy recalls in recent years have reportedly prompted small American businesses to venture into the "eco-friendly" toy market as a way to help consumers avoid toxic products


Sherwin-Williams and PPG settle FTC charge of misleading consumers about paint
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) crackdown on companies that make misleading “green” claims, two of the nation’s leading paint companiesSherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries, Inc.have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of the potentially harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs


Mass tort and asbestos procedures overhauled in besieged Philadelphia courts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John Herron has issued an order revising the court’s mass tort and asbestos program procedures, which, according to the order, were not meeting American Bar Association standards and thus led to delays in disposition of these disputes and an “astonishing” increase in filings from outside the state