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EPA Issues Significant New Use Rule Banning Certain Uses of Asbestos and Foreshadows Forthcoming Asbestos Risk Evaluation

USA - April 18 2019 On April 17, 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final “significant new use rule” (SNUR) prohibiting over one…

Alexandra B. Cunningham, Elizabeth Reese

FDA Report Finds No Violations of Federal Glyphosate Residue Levels in Consumer Food Products, But Consumer Group's EPA Petition Insists Glyphosate Levels in Oat-Based Products Are Dangerously High

USA - October 12 2018 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has teamed up with several major food companies to petition the United States Environmental Protection Agency…

Lawrence K. DeMeo, Elizabeth Reese, Thomas R. Waskom

Retail Industry on High Alert After $289 Million Glyphosate Verdict Against Monsanto

USA - September 6 2018 Weeks after a federal judge called the science behind the alleged carcinogenicity of glyphosate "shaky," a California state court jury hammered…

Frederick R. Eames, Elizabeth Reese, Malcolm C. Weiss

Supreme Court Again Tightens Jurisdictional Requirements for Claims Against Out-of-State Defendants

USA - June 22 2017 On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court announced important constitutional limitations on state courts’ ability to exercise specific…

Alexandra B. Cunningham, Michael J. Mueller, Elizabeth Reese, Thomas R. Waskom

Major Implications for Retail Industry Following Overhaul of Toxic Substance Control Act

USA - July 13 2016 President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act ("Lautenberg Act") into law in June 2016, amending the core…

Elizabeth Reese