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Malerie Ma Roddy
“Kid-friendly.” “Reef-friendly.” “Earth-friendly.” “Pet-friendly.” There’s no shortage of products that are marketed as being “-friendly.”
Katia Asche, Sharon O’Reilly, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Thomas M. Crispi, J. Michael Showalter, Lynn R. Fiorentino, Matthew R. Mills
On May 15, BIC USA Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court concerning allegations that some of its razors contain per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals.”
Dan Jasnow, Julia Ambros
On May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law the Colorado Artificial Intelligence Act (SB 205), making the state the first to enact a comprehensive legislative framework to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
Jay L. Halpern, Emily B. Lewis, Katia Asche, Lynn R. Fiorentino, Matthew R. Mills, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been a major issue across industries including cosmetics and personal care products, furniture, clothing, and food and beverages.
Thomas M. Crispi, Lynn R. Fiorentino, Rachael A. Bryan, Katia Asche
Runaway verdicts against large corporations are on the rise. Recently, ExxonMobil was hit with a $725 million verdict in a single-plaintiff case when the jury found that the company failed to warn consumers about the potential health risks of benzene in its products.
Katia Asche, Sharon O’Reilly, Lynn R. Fiorentino, Matthew R. Mills
On May 1, the California Supreme Court granted Gilead Science Inc.’s request to review a California appellate court’s holding that the pharmaceutical manufacturer must defend against negligence claims stemming from its decision to postpone marketing a version of an HIV drug.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Katia Asche, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Emily B. Lewis
Amid a rise in state laws and regulations governing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), two congressional Democrats introduced the Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act (FCRAA) in their respective chambers on April 18.
Shayshari Potter, Lynn R. Fiorentino
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed additional safe harbor warnings for products containing acrylamide in response to recent litigation questioning the constitutionality of such labeling requirements.
Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D.
Two bills, quite different in scope but both aiming to further restrict the use or presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in various products, are currently wending their way through the California legislature.
David P. Grosso, Starshine S. Chun*
The National Institute of Mental Health reported that 16.32% of youth (aged 12-17) in the District of Columbia (DC) experience at least one major depressive episode (MDE).
Thomas M. Crispi, Michelle Mancino Marsh, Matthew R. Mills, Katia Asche, Lynn R. Fiorentino, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D.
With 2024 underway, ArentFox Schiff highlights 10 of the most pressing legal issues facing the consumer products industry this year.
Shoshana Golden, Emily M. Leongini
On December 18, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of the Cosmetics Direct electronic submission portal and publication of final guidance for industry on cosmetic facility registration and cosmetic product listing.
Rachel A. Remke
What do eggnog, Christmas pudding, gingerbread cookies, and fruit cake all have in common? Cinnamon. But this year, the spice giving these desserts their holiday cheer could also come with a toxic level of lead.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Susanne Boniadi
On November 7, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded in National Association of Wheat Growers v. Bonta, that California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) cancer warning for glyphosate, a product primarily used as an herbicide and crop desiccant, violates the First Amendment.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Susanne Boniadi
On October 27, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency that implements Proposition 65, introduced its third attempt to amend the “short form” warning provisions of this widely enforced consumer protection statute.
David R. Hamill, James Kim*, Antonio J. Rivera, Birgit Matthiesen
The Battery Show, now in its 14th year, is billed as “the most comprehensive advanced battery manufacturing event” in the world.
Birgit Matthiesen, David R. Hamill, Antonio J. Rivera, James Kim*
The ArentFox Schiff’s Electric Mobility team was delighted to accept an invitation from the organizers of The Battery Show, billed as the largest advanced battery event in North America.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Debra Albin-Riley, Brian P. Waldman, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Shayshari Potter
Prop 65 Counsel: What To Know
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Debra Albin-Riley, Brian P. Waldman, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Shayshari Potter
Prop 65 Counsel: What To Know
Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D.
On July 21, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter denying a request that it reconsider its decision from May 2022 that it would not prohibit the use of eight phthalates as food-contact substances.
Dan Jasnow, Michelle Mancino Marsh
For better or worse, generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already transforming the way we live and work. Within two months of its initial release to the public, ChatGPT reached 100 million monthly active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application in history.
Lynn R. Fiorentino, Debra Albin-Riley, Brian P. Waldman, Robert G. Edwards, Ph.D., Shayshari Potter
Prop 65 Counsel: What To Know
Anthony V. Lupo, Dan Jasnow, Emily B. Lewis
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.
Pamela M. Deese, Emily B. Lewis
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to evidence a strong commitment to bringing enforcement actions against false or deceptive US-origin marketing claims.
Birgit Matthiesen
In this podcast, Birgit Matthiesen speaks with Bob Kirke, the Executive Director of the Canadian Apparel Federation, who will share the very latest about Canada’s efforts to ban imports suspected of having been made with forced and child labor.