Boston partner Jonathan Handler breaks down the impact of new labeling requirements under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which is intended to enhance the powers of the Consumer Product Safety Commission to protect American Consumers from unsafe domestic and imported products. One aspect of the law is that children's products bear a permanent mark identifying the manufacturer as well as certain information about the product's creation.
The commission has issued some guidance in an effort to clarify this labeling requirement as well as minimize, to some degree, the onerous effects of such a mandate. Despite the commission's indication that manufacturer's well-documented good-faith efforts to comply will not likely be met with harsh penalties, the consequences of noncompliance in the form of statutory civil and criminal penalties, and required product recalls, could be severe.
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On March 11, Paul Williams presented at the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) seminar, "Titans of the Defense," where he discussed tips, strategies and lessons learned from his trial experience.
Jim Rotondo, Jennifer Shukla, and Julia Sorensen authored an article, "Amazon Tests Boundaries of What It Means to Be a Product Seller," published by Bloomberg BNA's Product Liability & Toxics Law News.
Jonathan Handler and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez co-authored an article, "Geographic Information Systems For Environmental Litigation," published by Bloomberg Environment's Environment & Energy Report.
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Gary Betensky and Michael Napoleone were featured in a profile, "Day Pitney LLP: Firm Expands to Better Serve South Florida Clients," published in the March issue of The Boca Raton Observer magazine.
Day Pitney's representation of Walmart is noted in a Law360 article, entitled "Walmart Wins At NJ High Court In Fight Over Medical Terms."
Day Pitney Press Release
Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Boston-based Day Pitney partner Jonathan I. Handler was quoted in an article, "Split Mass. Top Court Says Strict Time Bar Can Apply To 93A," published by Law360.