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CPSC’s Annual Agenda and Priorities Hearing Is an Important Opportunity for Stakeholders

On April 11, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold its annual Agenda and Priorities Hearing to discuss fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The upcoming hearing offers a valuable opportunity for all stakeholders to help shape the CPSC’s near-term agenda. CPSC has broad jurisdiction over 15,000 product lines, including toys, cribs, power tools, ATVs, cigarette lighters, small … Continue Reading

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Virtual Currencies – Warns of Celebrity Endorsements

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday on virtual currencies and the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in overseeing the virtual currency industry. Witnesses included SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo. A key takeaway of the hearing … Continue Reading

Does Your Company Website Comply With Title III of the ADA?

Is your website covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act? The short answer is: possibly. This area of the law continues to evolve, with differences from jurisdiction to jurisdiction based on the type of website. But make no mistake: lawsuits alleging lack of website accessibility are hot. The most common allegation is that the company … Continue Reading

Marijuana Advertising Sparks Legal Questions

As of this last election, eight states and our very own District of Columbia have legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana consumption. The rest of the states have either passed laws only legalizing medical marijuana consumption or marijuana consumption continues to be unlawful. Similarly, marijuana use continues to be illegal at the federal level (so. if … Continue Reading

Regulatory Roll-Back: The President’s New “One In-Two Out” Regulatory Policy

The President’s recent Executive Order on reducing regulation and controlling regulatory costs represents the greatest potential change in federal regulatory policy since President Reagan’s 1981 Executive Order on federal regulation first provided for White House oversight of the regulatory process. The Order requires three main things, with certain exceptions:… Continue Reading
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