A California federal court has invalidated an amended section of the Organic Foods Production Act that allowed organic producers to use compost
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on the
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Mercury Policy Project have sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking a
A federal court in California has determined that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has violated the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and
A divided D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the graphic antismoking images which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected for placement on cigarette packages for the purpose of reducing smoking rates in the United States fail the intermediate scrutiny standard for compelled commercial speech.
A federal court in New York has determined that the Food and Drug Administration arbitrarily denied petitions filed by advocacy organizations in 1999 and 2005 requesting the initiation of proceedings to withdraw approval from certain uses of antibiotic drugs in livestock.
A federal court in Virginia has ruled that a patentee seeking review of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) determination adjusting a patent term under 35 U.S.C. 154(b), a provision allowing for the extension of a patent term to account for the delay between the date the patent application is filed and when the patent is ultimately issued, must comply with the time limitations prescribed by patent law and not those set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
A federal court in Maryland has permitted groups representing environmental and fishing interests to intervene in litigation filed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and two other pesticide manufacturers against the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, seeking to overturn the agency’s opinion that three insecticides threaten the Pacific salmon.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC), a non-profit advocacy organization, has filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking an order compelling FDA to issue a final response to NRDC’s October 2008 petition calling on the agency to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and other food-contact materials.
Three environmental advocacy organizations have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), contending that the agency has permitted farmers to cultivate genetically engineered (GE) crops on national wildlife refuge land in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act and Administrative Procedure Act.