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Retailers Face Limits on Sale of Thermostats in California Starting July 1, 2009

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Environment & Natural Resources
Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) Programs Take Effect and Are Subject of Pending Legislation in California The Summary: Retailers selling any thermostats to customers in California are expected to check the website of a state agency to see whether particular manufacturers have been listed as failing to comply with a 2008 state law mandating collection programs… Continue Reading

Retailers Prohibited from Selling in California Athletic Shoes Made with Kangaroo Hide from Australia

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Environment & Natural Resources
Case: Viva! Int’l Voice for Animals v. Adidas Promotional Retail Operations, Inc., No. S140064 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 7/23/07) The One Sentence Summary: California Supreme Court rejected Adidas’ argument that federal law not prohibiting importation of kangaroo products preempted California’s ban on products made from any part of a kangaroo. What They Were Fighting About: California… Continue Reading