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The Law of Personal Jurisdiction Is About to Be Changed Again - What Life Science Companies Should Expect

USA - December 22 2020 The concept of personal jurisdiction refers to a court’s authority to order a defendant to answer legal claims filed in a particular state. “Lack of…

U.S. Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decisions Address Stream of Commerce Plus Theory - Does Plaintiff’s Accident Arise from Defendant’s Conduct Within the State?

USA - July 24 2020 There are two matters currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could potentially change the future landscape in the defense of vehicle…

New York Finally Passes Legislation Regulating the Use of E-Bicycles and E-Scooters

USA - June 1 2020 Back in January, we reported New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have amended the state’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to…

Will the PREP Act Adequately Protect U.S. Automakers That Are Now Making Ventilators from Future Product Liability Claims?

USA - May 13 2020 With the urgent need for more ventilators in the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the U.S. Automakers answer our country’s…

New York’s Governor Ends Year with Three Important Legislative Vetoes

USA - January 9 2020 In a flurry of year-end activity, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a series of legislative vetoes - at least three of which should be of…

California Consumer Privacy Act Will Impose New Obligations on Businesses that Collect Consumer Data from California Residents

USA - November 22 2019 In California − the World’s seventh largest economy and a state that comprises roughly 40 million people − state lawmakers have passed a new law that…

Massachusetts Vaping Witch Hunt Continues…

USA - October 31 2019 The fight over the ban on vaping products in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues with as much passion and tenacity as the national dislike of…

The Witching Hour for Vaping Businesses: Will Massachusetts Consider the Opinions of Its Citizens and Small Businesses?

USA - October 28 2019 In the spirit of its colonial history of fighting for the independence of this country from the overbearing authoritarian rule of the British…

A Ghoulish Time for Vaping Flavors

USA - October 21 2019 As Halloween approaches, the vaping industry faces a ghoulish time. Currently, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon…

Vaping Businesses Catch a Bad Rap: The Recent Ban of ALL Vaping Products in Massachusetts Unfairly Prejudices the Vape Industry and Vape Consumers

USA - September 30 2019 Massachusetts has taken a drastic and abrupt step by banning the sale of all vaping products, nicotine and THC, within its state borders for the next…