Dangerous Business: Selling Food and Consumer Products in California

10/24/2013 12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Consumer Litigation, Consumer Products, Pharmaceutical + Medical Device, Product Liability and Counseling, and Proposition 65 + Chemicals

Morrison & Foerster, Tokyo
Shin-Marunouchi Building, 9th Floor Conference Center
1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-6509 Japan


Seminar topics:

  • The California law which has allowed plaintiffs to demand cancer and birth defects warnings on ordinary (and safe) products such as foods, personal care products, and other consumer products because they contain trace amounts of ordinary chemicals;
  • The class actions that are being brought against consumer products based on “unfair competition” and false advertising claims for ordinary and truthful statements;
  • Lawsuits attacking packaging of consumer products on the grounds that the packaging itself is deceptive; and
  • California’s new “green chemistry” law that will require manufacturers of consumer products to search for, and then replace, dozens of chemicals that may be present in minute amounts in their products.

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