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Are We Becoming More Social?

It goes without saying that there’s been much attention given to the use of social media in litigation.  As litigators, we regularly monitor Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram  and other social media networks to surveille those who have sued our clients and those

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State GMO Labeling Laws: Friend or Foe?

Despite Vermont’s passage of its GMO labeling law and other states’ consideration of similar statutes, food manufacturers continue to support uniform federal legislation over the hodgepodge state-by-state approach that is developing. Pessimists among us might say that the FDA has

Posted in "All Natural", Class Action, Food and Drug Administration, Food Manufacturer, Genetically Modified Organism, GMO, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Labeling Claims, Regulation

New York State Takes Another Step Toward GMO Food Labeling Requirement

New York State has come one step closer to joining other states seeking to require manufacturers to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A-3525, a bill sponsored by New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D), was first introduced in January

Posted in "All Natural", False Advertising, Genetically Modified Organism, GMO, Labeling Claims

Cozen O’Connor to Attend Snack Food Association’s Legislative Summit

Cozen O’Connor has been at the forefront of defending consumer class action lawsuits involving food and beverage labeling for years.  On April 9th and 10th we will be taking the fight from the courtroom to Capitol Hill at the Snack Food

Posted in "All Natural", Class Action, Food and Drug Administration, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, Food Manufacturer, Nutrition Labeling and Education Act

Supreme Court Rejects Class Action Plaintiff’s Stipulation of Damages to Avoid Federal Court

The United States Supreme Court handed class action defendants a major victory today in the case of Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles (Supreme Court opinion available here). The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) gives federal district courts

Posted in Class Action, Class Action Fairness Act, Class Certification

NY Court’s Rejection of City’s Soda Restrictions May Chill Similar Health Mandates Says Rich Fama and Other Experts

In wake of the New York state court’s ruling striking down the New York City Department of Health’s controversial large soda ban, Law360 has this article describing the possible regulatory implications. The full opinion may be found here. About The

Posted in Food Manufacturer, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Municipal, Public Health, Regulation

The Not So Surprising PCA Indictment

Federal authorities have brought felony charges against former Peanut Corporation of America officials for their role with the fatal 2009 Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 700 and killed 9.  Although this prosecution may be the most significant of its kind

Posted in Contamination, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Food, Food and Drug Administration, Food Manufacturer, Food Recall, Food Safety, Fraud, Salmonella

FDA Announces 100k Genome Project

The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are collaborating with the University of California Davis and Agilent Technologies, a chemical analysis/engineering company from Santa Clara, California, to sequence the genetic codes of 100,000 types of lethal

Posted in Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act
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