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Federal Court Strikes Town Ordinance Requiring Warning Labels
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2016

In a case that may have implications for chemical warning laws, a federal court in New York found a town's efforts to require warning labels on

Agriculture, Food, and Health Issues to Watch for 2016
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2016

As the agriculture and food industries head into the new year, a number of important cases and regulatory issues that have the potential to

Center for Food Safety sues USDA for ignoring FOIA requests about GE crops
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

New lawsuits filed: “natural” orange juice, mislabeled butter, city vs. state in trans fat dispute, lack of FDA action on nanotechnology petition
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

Putative class actions have been filed in New Jersey and California federal courts against Tropicana Products, Inc., alleging that the company misleads consumers by labeling and marketing its orange juice as “100 pure and natural,” when it actually “undergoes extensive processing which includes the addition of aromas and flavors.”

Court permits plaintiffs to evade CAFA mass action reach
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

Readers know that one of the effects of the Class Action Fairness Act has been to encourage plaintiff counsel to get creative in ways to defeat federal jurisdiction and keep mass torts and class actions in state courts

Failure-to-warn claims against tuna co. not preempted, says federal court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

Granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss in part, a federal court in New York has allowed further proceedings on most of the claims filed by a man who alleged that consuming one to two cans of tuna daily for more than two years caused his mercury poisoning

Recent court developments: BPA, Nutella and Alaskan fishing regulations litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

A multidistrict litigation court in Missouri has denied motions for class certification in 24 transferred cases against companies that make baby bottles and sippy cups allegedly containing bisphenol A (BPA

Sustainability is driving toxic chemicals
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2011

Historically, sustainable development is development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Issues narrowed in Texas bellwether GM rice contamination cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Missouri has issued a number of rulings on motions for summary judgment and to exclude or limit expert testimony in the bellwether cases involving Texas rice farmers who allege that contamination of the U.S. rice supply with genetically modified (GM) rice caused a precipitous decline in prices for their crops on world markets

Enjoining GM alfalfa deregulation went too far according to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

In a 7-1 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that a district court erred in enjoining the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) from even partially deregulating Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa while the agency takes steps to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA