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Sports And Recreation: Risk Mitigation And Occupiers' Liability
A softball player trips over a divot on the ground. A child's hand gets caught in a rope during a tug-of-war game. A dumbbell rolls across a gym floor and hits someone's foot.
Canada
6 Jun 2019
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Cross-Border E-Commerce Operators: Be Vigilant From 2019
In this insight, we proposed several points to be considered when operating import issues in China via the cross-border e-commerce channel ...
China
15 Oct 2018
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A Single Food Safety Agency For The U.S.?
Well, here they go again. Another U.S. President has proposed a consolidation of all food safety functions into a single agency, the Federal Food Safety Agency. Nearly every President ...
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Ad Standards Publishes Guidelines For Consumer Advertising Of Health Products
In January 2018, Advertising Standards Canada ("Ad Standards") published an updated Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products.
Canada
2 Mar 2018
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Faking It: Can QR Codes Combat Counterfeit Medicines?
On December 28, 2017, President Putin signed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Circulation of Medicines.
Russian Federation
20 Feb 2018
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Five Key Points Manufacturers Must Consider When Doing Business In Québec
The province of Québec is an important market for consumer goods, products and services of all kinds, which makes it a premier destination for manufacturers
Canada
21 Dec 2016
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Ignorance (Of Senior Managers) Is Not Always Bliss
In a judgment harking back to the principles in Donoghue v Stevenson, the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision that the manufacturer of a defective product installed to prevent fire was not liable...
UK
11 Oct 2016
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Labelling Of Genetically Modified Foods
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed controversial Bill 764 creating a federal labelling standard in the United States for food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...
United States
13 Sep 2016
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The UK Grocery Supply Code Of Practice - A Role Model For The EU?
Pesticides in fruit, traces of antibiotics in milkpowder, splinters of glass in meat - few things are as likely to raise consumers' attention to such an extent as threats to their health...
UK
20 Jul 2016
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Update On Vanessa's Law: The Implementation Of Health Canada's Powers Under The Modernized Food And Drugs Act
In my earlier article Bill C-17: modernizing the Food and Drugs Act but at what cost?1, I described the potential implications of the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (also known as Vanessa's Law).
Canada
13 Jul 2016
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Truth Or Dare? Due Diligence For Food Claims
It's common knowledge that labelling and advertising of foods must be "truthful and not misleading," but what does this really mean, and what do companies have to do to comply?
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Consultation On New Consumer Health Products Framework Ends Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Health Canada released details on a proposed new regulatory framework for consumer health products ("CHPs") that will include non-prescription drugs, cosmetics, disinfectants and natural health products ("NHPs").
Canada
2 Mar 2015
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Bill C-17: Protecting Canadians From Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) Is Now Law
The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) ("Vanessa’s Law") received royal assent on Nov. 6, 2014 and is now law.
Canada
2 Mar 2015
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Two Important Updates From CFIA
Revised CFIA process provides 2-hour timeframe to confirm information for public warnings for food recalls.
Canada
2 Mar 2015
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What Comes Down The Pipe: Knowledge Of A Product’s Purpose Founds Basis Of Liability Against Manufacturer And Distributor
In a recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Gordon. J considered a product liability action against both a distributor and manufacturer of copper tubing for use in a residential watermain.
Canada
15 Dec 2014
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British Columbia Court Of Appeal Considers Certification Of Consumer Protection Claims
The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the certification of a class action against the manufacturers of children’s cough and cold medicines.
Canada
10 Mar 2014
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Bill C-17: Modernizing The Food And Drugs Act But At What Cost?
Bill C-17, "An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act" was introduced to Parliament by the Minister of Health on December 6, 2013.
Canada
28 Feb 2014
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Product Liability Newsletter - February 24, 2014
When broken, defective, or dangerous consumer products are thrown out with the trash, potentially important evidence for future litigation is tossed away with it.
Canada
 
28 Feb 2014
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Class Action On Defective But Not Dangerous Goods A Wash: Whirlpool Unhampered By Product Liability In Tort
The recent decision Arora v. Whirlpool LP, 2013 ONCA 657 by the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the law on product liability in tort.
Canada
28 Feb 2014
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Ontario Court Shatters Defendants’ Spoliation Arguments In Product(Less) Liability Claim
When broken, defective, or dangerous consumer products are thrown out with the trash, potentially important evidence for future litigation is tossed away with it.
Canada
28 Feb 2014
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