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Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

Class action round-up - fall 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After

Magnuson-Moss won’t cover a manufactured home in the Sixth Circuit
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 7 2014

When is a “home” a “house” and not covered by federal consumer protection law? According to a split Sixth Circuit decision issued last week, when a

Manufactured homes too permanent to be consumer product, Sixth Circuit says
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2014

A split Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined that a pre-made home is not a consumer product within the meaning of the Magnuson-Moss

Chinese drywall - Senate bill could facilitate effecting service of process on foreign defendants
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2009

Legislation recently introduced in the United States Senate could help homeowners haul foreign manufacturers of allegedly defective Chinese drywall into court

Recast smoke alarm requirements
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

On August 27, 2013, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Signed into law Senate Bill 745 recasting smoke alarm requirements: Listing Smoke Alarms

USEPA penalizes well-known company for lead paint violations
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

Although not a high profile regulatory program, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) continues to target high profile entities

Made in the USA brand, LLC settles FTC action on deceptive certification claims
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2014

Made in the USA Brand, LLC recently agreed to discontinue advertising claims related to its "Made in the USA" seal after the Federal Trade Commission

Kentucky residents sue Diageo over “whiskey fungus” growth on property
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2012

Several Louisville, Kentucky, residents and a business owner have filed a putative class action against Diageo Americas Supply, Inc., alleging that one of its distilling operations has caused an accumulation of “the fungus Baudoinia compniacensis, colloquially referred to as ‘whiskey fungus,’” on their real and personal property

Chinese drywall - manufacturers still refusing to compensate U.S. homeowners
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

Inez Tenenbaum, the head of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said this week that the U.S. has not been able to persuade Chinese officials to agree to compensate U.S. homeowners for losses associated with Chinese manufactured drywall