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By David Biderman, Alisha Burgin
Emboldened by the promise of easy fee recovery, plaintiffs' attorneys have filed more than 300 food-labeling class actions since 2014, many in California. These lawsuits challenge the use of certain food additives (e.g., partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs) and attack the allegedly misleading use of terms such as "natural" or "evaporated cane juice" (ECJ) on food-product labels.
By Joseph Bringman, Ronald Berenstain, Sean Knowles, Sarah Crooks
The Oregon Supreme Court unanimously held that a Delaware corporation's "exclusive-forum" bylaw was enforceable under both Delaware and Oregon law.
By Joseph Hamilton, Karen Jones
On November 9, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the enforceability of a class action waiver clause in agreements between American Express and merchants that accepted its cards.
By Neil Hudders, Mel Wheaton
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) institutes a new 3.8 percent Medicare surtax on net investment income effective January 1, 2013.
By Lee Stein, Pravin Rao, T. Markus Funk, Caryn Trombino, Regina LaMonica, Mary Minder, Amy Chang
On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued their long-anticipated Resource Guide regarding the agencies’ enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
By Barbara Schussman, Stephen Kostka
How often do we hear project proponents ask whether there is a way to shortcut the CEQA timeline or head off litigation?
By Benjamin Golden
After billions of dollars spent on ads, gigabytes of campaign emails and countless hours of productivity put into Nate Silver's polling blog, Election Day is finally here.
By Marie Cooper
In Preserve Wild Santee v. City of Santee, the court immersed itself in an EIR’s evaluation of the impacts of a large residential project proposing 1,395 homes and 1,400 acres of open space preserve.
By Lior Zorea, Amanda Weare, Vi Hua
"This deal is standard. Let's close TODAY!!" We've heard this so many times only to find out that the early stage technology start-up hasn't fully protected its intellectual property and, as a result, funding gets delayed, or in some extreme cases, even cancelled.
By Karl Ege, Allan Abravanel, Jikizizwe Gqiba-Knight
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") proposed new regulations and amendments to existing regulations pursuant to Sections 4d(a)(2) and Section 4d(f) of the Commodity Exchange Act (the "CEA"), as amended by Section 724(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act").
By Koorosh Talieh, Robert Jacobs
Many businesses throughout the United States—and possibly worldwide—may experience the effects of the devastating hurricane that hit the Eastern United States on October 29 and 30, 2012.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") voted unanimously to propose capital, margin, and segregation requirements for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants.
By Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, T. Markus Funk
Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices.
By Marc Bruner, Donald Baur
In Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, decided by the Ninth Circuit on October 22, the court overturned a Biological Opinion issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the Ruby Pipeline Project.
By Lorri Anne Dunsmore
This is an alert to our clients regarding fraudulent offers of business filing services.
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