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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

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

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

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

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

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

PCBs in building caulking beware the enforcer
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

A recent enforcement case in USEPA Region I highlights the continuing regulatory risks posed to commercial property owners by building materials containing polychlorinated bi-phenyls

Lead paint: the court throws the rental market into turmoil
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

On October 24, 2011, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, issued its decision in Jackson v. Dackman Co., and found that the immunity provisions of The Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act (the “Act”) are unconstitutional

Vermiculite regulation update
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2013

New York City building owners and tenants are required, prior to any significant demolition or alteration work, to perform environmental testing to