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Although Illinois Governor Pritzker has scored successes in the federal lawsuits brought against his COVID‑19 Executive Order actions, he has not fared as well, thus far, in state court.... An analysis of the Governor’s successes upholding his Executive Orders in federal court can be found here. For regular updates about the impact of COVID‑19 in the workplace and on business generally, please visit Jenner & Block’s Corporate Environmental Lawyer blog and Jenner & Block’s COVID‑19 Resource Center. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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Several state and federal court lawsuits have been brought challenging Illinois Governor Pritzker’s proclamations and executive orders related to COVID‑19 (“Executive Orders”). In federal court, in contrast with state court, the Governor has been successful defending his Executive Orders. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the California Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to adopt amendments to the regulations implementing the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Proposition 65”). Specifically, OEHHA is proposing to amend Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, by adopting a new Section 25505, to address listed chemicals formed by cooking or heat processing foods. The proposed amendments, if adopted, would provide new, specific “safe harbor” levels for Proposition 65 listed chemicals that are caused by cooking or heat processing in certain food groups. Manufacturers and sellers of these food products in California could then rely on these levels to demonstrate that their products do not require a consumer warning label under Proposition 65. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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By: Alexander M. Smith While some varieties of food labeling lawsuits (such as lawsuits challenging the labeling of “natural” products) show no sign of dying off, other trends in food labeling litigation have come and gone. Last year, for example, appeared to mark the end of lawsuits challenging the labeling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On July 27, 2020, Virginia became the first state to adopt an emergency workplace safety standard regarding exposure to COVID-19. Virginia is one of the 22 states which has jurisdiction to issue its own workplace safety and health regulations, which must be at least as stringent as regulations issued by U.S. OSHA, but can go beyond federal requirements. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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By: Charles D. Riely and Michael F. Linden A recent enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the Fintech space serves as a cautionary tale for innovators who fail to heed traditional regulations. On July 13, 2020, the SEC and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Michael W. Ross, Williams S.C. Goldstein, Amy Egerton-Wiley and Maria E. LaBella Last month, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) adopted a final rule clarifying that the terms of a national bank’s loans remain valid even after such loans are sold or transferred. The rule was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Michael W. Ross and Jacob D. Alderdice The implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under Title I of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) amidst the COVID-19 economic downturn has spawned a growing cottage industry of litigation, including several waves of cases against... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Neil M. Barofsky, Michael W. Ross and Ali M. Arain On June 8, 2020—shortly after announcing the program was set to launch—the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve) announced material changes to some of the key terms for the “Main Street” lending program.[1] As of June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Kali N. Bracey and Damon Y. Smith As data began pouring in from cities and states hit hard by COVID-19 it became clear that, even though the virus is color blind, certain racial and ethnic communities were suffering a disproportionate impact from the disease. See, e.g., https://www.npr.org/2020/04/09/831174878/racial-disparities-in-covid-19-impact-emerge-as-data-is-slowly-released, last visited... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Kate T. Spelman and Amy Egerton-Wiley Proposition 65 warnings are familiar to any business that manufactures, distributes, or supplies consumer products for sale in California. Enacted through a ballot initiative in 1986 as “the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act,” Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide “clear and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On Monday, April 27, 2020, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney temporarily blocked enforcement of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's March 20, 2020 stay-at-home order, which had been extended through April 30, by granting a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) sought by Illinois State Representative (R) Darren Bailey. As issued, the judge’s decision prohibits Governor Pritzker from enforcing the pending stay-at home order—or any future executive orders that require home quarantine—against Rep. Bailey. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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By: Michael Ross and Jake Alderdice On April 13, 2020, a federal district court in Maryland issued one of the first rulings to interpret the provisions of Congress’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. At issue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On April 9, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve) announced an array of new and expanded programs designed to ease the economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these programs will provide up to $2.3 trillion in funding to support the flow of credit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Tracey Lattimer On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which updates New York’s data breach notification law (as set out in the New York General Business Law and New York State Technology Law) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Jason P. Hipp As just one of the many aspects of New York State’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, last month, on March 21, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.9 (the Order), which directed institutions regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Madeline Skitzki and Kate T. Spelman As Zoom’s popularity has soared in recent weeks, the company has begun facing increasing scrutiny from both government regulators and consumer advocates. Much of this scrutiny has focused on privacy and security concerns, including the following: “Zoombombing” incidents in which unauthorized individuals have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Alexander N. Ghantous On April 6, 2020, Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), posted a white paper addressed to current CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, listing 16 actions the agency should take to protect consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Cordray wants the CFPB to ensure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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In a recent blog post, TechGC highlighted a dinner that Jenner & Block hosted with TechGC in New York to discuss the use of alternative data when making consumer facing decisions. At their dinner, “Navigating Enforcement Risks Associated with the Use of Alternative or Sensitive Data,” Kali Bracey, Joseph L.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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A key part of the historic $2 trillion package to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic (the CARES Act or the Act) is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which extends $349 billion in fully forgivable loans to small businesses, generally those with 500 or fewer employees, through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to address economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the deep experience of Jenner & Block lawyers who served in government, including former Special Inspector General of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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We are closely tracking and providing information on developments facing companies and organizations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the latest alerts, our lawyers offer guidance on financial and tax relief provisions in Illinois; share observations of how landlords and real estate lenders are responding to defaulting tenants and borrowers;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler stated that the “EPA is committed to protecting human health and the environment, but recognizes challenges resulting from efforts to protect workers and the public from COVID-19 may directly impact the ability of regulated facilities to meet all federal regulatory requirements.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
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By: Susanna D. Evarts On March 18, 2020, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the deposit insurance applications for industrial bank applicants Square, Inc., a provider of payment services for small businesses, and Nelnet, Inc., a student loan servicer. The approvals allow Square and Nelnet to create new industrial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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As the United States rapidly transitions to working from home (when possible) companies involved in environmental investigations or remediation work must determine whether such field or other work could, should, or must continue in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer