Consumer-focused recycling is often driven at the municipal level. For the most part, local governments determine what can be recycled and whether residents need to bring recyclable materials to a central collection point, or whether they are collected from households at some interval.
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In January, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a published opinion in Serna v. Denver Police Department, No. 21-1446 (10th Cir. Jan. 24, 2023), upholding the dismissal of a hemp farmer’s lawsuit against local government officials in Colorado who confiscated his plants.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation is now in place. It took effect on February 3, 2023, following approval by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
With the approval of the modified mifepristone Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), it has been a momentous few weeks in the reproductive health legal space.
A new set of environmental policies embraced by the Biden Administration ― environmental justice (EJ) ― may soon spur litigation in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space.
A split Illinois Supreme Court issued on Friday another long-awaited decision interpreting the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), holding that a separate BIPA violation occurs with each undisclosed and unconsented-to scan or transmission of an individual’s biometric identifier.
Over the last decade, 37 states and four territories in the United States have legalized some form of cannabis sales for recreational or medical use by consumers.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies have gained tremendous popularity in part because of their superior ability to predict trends and find patterns in large volumes of data.
On February 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public forum on its proposed rule that would, with limited exceptions, ban employers from using employee non-compete agreements and require rescission of existing non-compete agreements.
For years taxpayers who commuted to New York for work while owning a rarely used New York vacation home or pied-a-terre have been surprised to find themselves taxed as New York State and/or City residents.
In recent months, there has been a surge of class actions brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) against retailers using virtual “try-on” features on their websites.
Courts across the United States are grappling with the application of traditional legal principles to "Web3” technologies and tools, such as blockchain, NFTs, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Examinations recently released its 2023 Examinations Priorities, a yearly report that provides insight into the Division’s areas of focus to improve compliance, prevent fraud, monitor risk, and inform policy.
Americans have been “recycling” since colonial times. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that Americans began viewing recycling ― often provided alongside rubbish removal ― a more formal solution to problems posed by consumer waste.
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.
On February 6, 2023, health care providers scored a second significant victory when a federal court in Texas again vacated portions of the Biden Administration’s rules governing the arbitration procedures to resolve surprise billing disputes under the federal No Surprises Act (NSA).
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress is set to introduce a bill that if enacted would direct CFIUS to consider the needs of the agriculture industry when reviewing foreign investment and ownership in domestic businesses.
What buzzwords define the environmental space in the past two years? Both “ESG” and “environmental justice” (EJ) are strong contenders. This post outlines how these concepts relate and provides guidance as to how companies can stake out appropriate positions on EJ in ESG reporting.
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Regulations matter. Federal executive action is supposed to be rooted in statutes, established through regulatory processes generally tied to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
On January 30, 2023, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) published its Caseload Statistics for the 2022 calendar year.