• 04.27.20

    One Week, Two Key Supreme Court Environmental Law Opinions

    In the course of a week, the Supreme Court has ruled on fundamental issues for two foundational statutes of federal environmental law: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), otherwise known as Superfund, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq., and the ...

  • 04.27.20

    California Curbs Recycling Requirements in the Time of COVID-19

    Since California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his first Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 4, 2020, he has issued over 25 additional emergency orders covering a wide range of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

  • 04.09.19

    California Readies for Statewide Extended Producer Responsibility for Pharma Waste

    The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year.

  • 11.08.18

    California Now Requires Female Directors on Public Company Boards

    In a groundbreaking move to bring gender diversity to the boardroom, on Sept. 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 826 (SB 826), which amends the California Corporations Code to require public companies headquartered in California to have a minimum number of female ...

  • 09.27.18

    Major Data Breach Settlement Between Uber and State AGs

    In one of the largest privacy settlements to date, the attorneys general from 50 states and the District of Columbia secured a $148 million settlement from their investigation into a November 2016 hack of driver data from Uber.

  • 07.10.18

    California Governor Signs Sweeping New Privacy Legislation

    Governor Brown and California legislators enacted far-reaching consumer privacy and data security protections in a deal to avoid a deeply flawed privacy initiative being placed on the ballot for voters in November.

  • 04.12.18

    D.C. Circuit TCPA Decision Webinar

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its hotly anticipated decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC.

  • 12.19.17

    The Battle Over CFPB Leadership Continues

    Although the first round in the battle over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Donald Trump’s pick for the position, the fight continues, leaving the CFPB’s ongoing work very unsettled.

  • 12.18.17

    Part 1: Megatrends Reinventing How Patients Think

    In early 2017, California Assembly member Jim Wood introduced Bill AB-265, banning the use of copay coupons in California when a generic equivalent drug covered by an individual’s health plan exists.

  • 11.06.17

    Social Media, Behavior Policies Tossed by NLRB ALJ

    Prohibiting social media activity by employees that “reflect[s] poorly” on the employer violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined.

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