We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Search results

Order by: most recent most popular relevance



Results: 1-10 of 1,323

New litigation risks relating to greenwashing claims
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

As discussed in a post a few weeks ago by my colleague, Lynnda McGlinn, one of the newer types of consumer class action litigation relates to the concept of greenwashingthe claim that a company is making unsubstantiated representations about the eco-friendly nature of a product or service


Newly amended green guides provide useful assistance for green products
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Is your marketing department or advertising firm calling your product "eco-friendly" or telling consumers it is "made with renewable energy" or that it is "recyclable"?


Come on baby light my fire: OEHHA establishes safe harbor levels for a common flame retardant found in flexible polyurethane foams used in upholstered furniture and baby products compliance begins October 28
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the agency responsible for maintaining the list of chemicals subject to California’s Proposition 65, recently adopted a regulation defining the "No Significant Risk Level” for tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate at 5.4 micrograms per day


French MEP feeds foie gras furor
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • France, USA
  • October 19 2012

French MEP Francoise Castex has reportedly condemned California’s statewide ban on the production and sale of any product that is “the result of force-feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging its liver beyond normal size,” calling the prohibition on foie gras “a battle for Europe.”


Golden Rice study criticized on ethical grounds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China, USA
  • September 14 2012

A recently published study involving transgenic rice has reportedly drawn criticism from Greenpeace China, which has accused U.S. researchers of using Chinese children “as guinea pigs in a genetically engineered ‘Golden Rice’ trial.”


Commercial pesticide company to pay $12.5 million for criminalcivil FIFRA violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

A major U.S. commercial pesticide manufacturer will pay $12.5 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and restoration projects for violating provisions of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by applying insecticides to bird-food products, falsifying product registration documents, and distributing unregistered pesticides


California’s proposed green chemistry regulations could cause companies to see red
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 25 2012

California’s proposed Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations, the first of California EPA’s regulations to implement its Green Chemistry Initiative if adopted as presently drafted will have a significant impact on virtually all companies manufacturing, selling or distributing consumer products in California, regardless of where they are manufactured or produced


Proposition 37 presents potential risks for businesses
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

On November 6, 2012, California voters will decide Proposition 37, “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act”


Chemicals banned in the 1970s lead to $450m suit today
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

Numerous drinking water wells near the small town of McBee in Chesterfield Country, SC, are contaminated with ethylene dibromide ( EDB ) and dibromochloropropane (DBCP


Largest criminal fine and civil penalty ever used under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act imposed on the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

In one of the most widely publicized enforcement actions ever brought under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (“Scotts”) of Marysville, Ohio pleaded guilty to crimes, entered into a civil Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) with the U.S