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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

U.S. EPA issues final rule amending clearance testing for lead paint renovation
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2011

On August 5, 2011, U.S. EPA issued a Final Rule (effective October 4, 2011) setting forth post-renovation cleaning requirements under the 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) Rule

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

Miami-based Chinese drywall distributor sues German supplier for over $100 million
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2011

About a month after agreeing to a $55 million preliminary settlement with homeowners affected by Chinese Drywall, Miami-based distributor, Banner Supply Co., filed a cross-complaint against German manufacturer, Knauf Gips A.G. and its related entities, seeking over $100 million in damages

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

Disclosures regarding lead-based paint : there is a penalty for creativity
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • November 9 2010

Exposure to lead was first regulated in the workplace environment by the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations in the early 1970's

Chinese drywall manufacturer agrees to fund remediation pilot program
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2010

Chinese drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Company ("Knauf"), has agreed to pay to repair 300 homes in four states in a remediation pilot program

First Chinese drywall rulings noxious for insurers
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

The first substantive rulings in the ubiquitous Chinese-made drywall litigation indicate a growing headache for property insurers

Maryland high court strikes down statutory caps on landlords' liability to tenants for lead paint injuries
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

Maryland landlords face vastly increased liability for tenants’ claims of lead paint injuries, following a recent decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals

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