On September 14, 2022, The New York Times published an article detailing the Chouinard family’s transfer of the majority of their ownership interests in Patagonia to a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.
Against the backdrop of increased government scrutiny of fashion supply chains, including recent Congressional inquiries and CBP detentions of cotton products and apparel, New York lawmakers reintroduced a 2023 version of 2022 Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act.
Death, Disability, Divorce, and Disputes: Know What Your Key Documents Dictate in the Event of a Crisis
Now is a good time to review your trust instruments, family office documents, or company’s governing documents and succession plans to ensure you are prepared to deal with whatever the future brings before it happens.
A class action complaint filed recently against Foot Locker, Inc. in New York alleges that the footwear retailer is misleading consumers into believing that products are scarce or about to sell out, when that is not in fact the case.
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards have joined the climate-disclosure reporting frameworks that take a financial materiality-led approach.
Domestic Producer of Pea Protein Requests Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports From China
On July 12, 2023, PURIS Proteins LLC, a domestic producer of pea protein, which is a plant-based protein used in foods, filed antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) petitions requesting trade relief on imports of certain pea protein from China.
Major changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations applicable to unsolicited informational robocalls to landlines are coming into effect on July 20, 2023.
This US Supreme Court’s administrative and environmental decisions were somewhat predictable for much of the 2022-2023 term. And then they weren’t – the final weeks of the term especially featured some high-drama decisions.
No personal services are more important than health care. The use of artificial intelligence (AI), involving machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, is leading to an expansion of the term “personal.”
In the closely-watched first case to go to trial under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a federal judge has now vacated a $228 million award of statutory liquidated damages. The judge concluded that damages under BIPA are discretionary and ordered a new trial on damages.
Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Biden Administration’s efforts to cancel $430 billion in student loan balances was legally unsupportable.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has set forth a revised proposed second amendment to 11 NYCRR Part 500, the regulation regarding cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies (the Second Amendment).
In the United States, environmental and public health measures often correlate to variables like education, income, and a community’s racial makeup.
Emphasizing Efficiency, Supreme Court Requires District Courts To Stay Proceedings During Interlocutory Appeal on Arbitrability
In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court sided with defendants seeking to compel arbitration of claims filed against them in federal court.
The AFS team traveled to Sacramento June 13th to participate at EVS 36, hosted this year by the Electric Drive Transportation Association.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to evidence a strong commitment to bringing enforcement actions against false or deceptive US-origin marketing claims.
As more states adopt consumer data privacy laws, Nevada and Washington stand out for their recent passage of legislation aimed specifically at protecting “consumer health data.”
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the next public meeting of its Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force, scheduled for July 11, 2023.
Title VII requires employers to accommodate their employees’ religious practices unless it would impose an “undue hardship on the conduct of the employer’s business.”
The US Supreme Court to Rule on the TCJA Transition Tax: Is the Realization Requirement Soon to Be No Moore?
On June 26, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Moore v. United States, a development that reverberated throughout the world of tax.
Buyers and Sellers Beware: Upcoming Transfer and Recordation Tax Changes in DC and Montgomery County
Earlier this month, the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and the County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, announced that on October 1, 2023, dramatic changes will be made with respect to transfer and recordation taxes on transfers of commercial properties.
Companies around the world are rushing to integrate generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) into their user interfaces to automate and deliver tailored website and application interfaces, customer service interactions, and advertising content to individual users in more personalized ways than eve