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Government Clarifies FDA and EPA Jurisdiction Over Mosquito-Related Products
Published: October 16, 2017
On Oct. 4, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) finalized guidance to clarify jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products. Both the FDA and the EPA regulate products intended for use in or on animals. The FDA is charged ...

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DSS Directs Federal Government Contractors to Stop Using Products Made by AO Kaspersky Lab
Published: October 5, 2017
You may have heard news recently that federal government agencies were directed to stop using products made by the computer security vendor Kaspersky Lab because of potential security risks from links between Kaspersky officials and the Russian government. The directive ...

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Caught between the FMLA and the ADA
Published: October 4, 2017
What are my obligations to an employee who has taken the 12 weeks of FMLA leave but whose medical conditions nonetheless do not allow the employee to return to work? This is one of the more challenging questions in employment ...

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Sorry for What? Ohio Supreme Court Resolves Appellate Split Related to Ohio's Apology Statute
Published: September 14, 2017
Are a health care provider’s statements of fault or statements admitting liability made during the course of apologizing or commiserating with a patient or the patient’s family prohibited from admission into evidence under Ohio’s apology statute? This question was addressed ...

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Court Issues Final Order Striking Down DOL Overtime Rules
Published: September 11, 2017
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Texas issued a final order striking down the Department of Labor’s overtime rules that would have extended overtime pay to over four million additional workers. These rules, which were revised under the Obama ...

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Enforcing Non-Solicitation Clauses in the Social Media Context
Published: September 6, 2017
Many companies require that their employees sign non-solicitation and non-competition agreements as a potential safeguard against unfair competition. However, these same employees often maintain active social media accounts that include hundreds, if not thousands, of business and personal contacts. In ...

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Ohio Medical Board Releases New Medical Marijuana Rules
Published: September 6, 2017
The State Medical Board of Ohio announced new rules related to the process for a physician to obtain a certificate to recommend medical marijuana to patients. These rules were adopted in accordance with Ohio’s medical marijuana law that was enacted ...

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10th Circuit Holds United States Liable as “Owner” of Superfund Mining Site
Published: August 31, 2017
In Chevron Mining Inc. v. United States, No. 15-2209, 2017 WL 3045887 (10th Cir. July 19, 2017), the 10th Circuit recently held that the United States was liable under CERCLA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, ...

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Greasing the Wheels of Environmental Remediation
Published: August 30, 2017
Three letters — for a small Texas grocer, it took just three letters to place the grocer on the hook for a costly environmental cleanup. USOR Site PRP Group v. A & M Contractors, Inc., No. 4:14-CV-2441, 2017 WL 3115904 (S.D. ...

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Ohio Medical Board Releases New Rules for Acute Pain Opioid Prescribing
Published: August 28, 2017
In response to the current opioid epidemic in Ohio, the State Medical Board has released new rules regarding a physician’s prescribing of opioids for acute pain that will take effect on Aug. 31, 2017. The new rules do not apply ...

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