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Swipe Out! Chip ‘n’ PIN In

Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (“EMV”) payment cards, also known as Chip ‘n’ PIN cards, are widely recognized as being more secure than the magnetic strip cards that most of us in the U.S. use. But many say that use of magnetic strip cards in the U.S. explains why data breaches are more prevalent here than in Read More…

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt: Federal Labeling Requirements and Class Actions

On December 10, 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted the parties’ request to centralize nine actions pending across the country in the Western District of Texas—Whole Foods’ home state.  According to the plaintiffs, Whole Foods misrepresented the sugar content on the nutritional labels of its Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Read More…

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Are Federal Briefs About to Get Briefer?

Noel Coward had it right in his play Hay Fever, where one character says, “Words. Masses and masses of words!” to which another replies, “They’re great fun to play with.” (The retort: “I’m glad you think so. Personally, they bore me stiff.”) Appellate lawyers love to play with words, but there are signs that, in Read More…

Higher and Broader Transportation Insurance Requirements Are Now in Play at USDOT

Not everyone in Washington, D.C. took a four-day Thanksgiving break. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) chose Friday, November 28 to announce the launch of a comprehensive review of federally mandated transportation insurance requirements. The review was docketed as FMCSA-2014-0211, Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers, and published in Read More…