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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


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


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


PCBs in caulking materials
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently settled an enforcement action with The University of Massachusetts System for alleged violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act


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


Clarification of the economic loss rule may greatly expand tort claims in construction litigation
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The economic loss rule is a judicially-created doctrine that sets forth the circumstances under which a tort action is prohibited if the only damages


FTC: Made in USA certifier must actually certify (or disclose self-certification)
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

As we have discussed in several posts (for example, here, here, here, and here), the FTC has stringent standards for "Made in U.S.A." claims. On July


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


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