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Minnesota's "Impairment Of Function And Value" Test Determines Whether Recalled Food Constitutes Property Damage
We often associate food recalls with harmful and contaminated products but manufacturers actually issue recalls for a variety of reasons.
United States
11 Feb 2013
Ninth Circuit Opinion Could Limit Nationwide Consumer Class Actions
A recent Ninth Circuit decision imposed substantial commonality restraints on multijurisdictional class actions, restraints that the dissenting judge called "devastating to consumers."
United States
1 Feb 2012
New Food Safety Modernization Act Expands Regulatory Authority Over Food Industry
On January 4, 2011, in response to concerns regarding food-borne illnesses and related product recalls, President Obama signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, H.R. 2751 ("FSMA" or "the Act"), which is being heralded as the most significant expansion of food safety requirements since the 1938 enactment of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
United States
17 Jan 2011
State Law Food Labeling Claims Preempted by Federal Law
On November 3, 2010, a California Federal District Court ruled that federal law preempts state law claims for false and misleading labeling of snack food products.
United States
8 Dec 2010
Supreme Court Considers Enforceability of California Consumer Class Action Waivers
The politically minded are busy hypothesizing about whom President Obama will choose to permanently replace Rahm Emanuel. Many Americans might consider the White House chief of staff among the most important jobs in Washington.
United States
15 Nov 2010
Nuts! Another Nut, Another Recall
For the second time in three months, we will undergo another international recall involving another nut.
United States
2 Apr 2009
Food fight! Is the PCA Peanut Butter Outbreak Covered?
It is one of the largest food contamination outbreaks in U.S. food history. Over 637 sickened in 44 states, including 9 deaths, and nearly 2,300 products recalled.
United States
19 Feb 2009
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