Published: March 24, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, states governors are issuing executive orders that restrict most businesses from operating and require individuals to "shelter in place" (SIP) by staying home to avert the virus’s spread. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified 16 SIP exceptions applicable to "critical infrastructure sectors," many of which apply to the food, agribusiness, and beverage industries, thus allowing them to remain operational.

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Published: February 17, 2020

Website accessibility lawsuits have been on the rise over recent years, hitting businesses in various industries. The most recent one to be hit is the CBD industry. This blog discusses the typical allegations that support a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act for website accessibility and the unsettled law underpinning these claims.  Additionally, this blog discusses why these cases are being filed in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

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Published: January 9, 2020

We saw plenty of significant federal and state policy, regulatory, and enforcement developments for the tobacco, cannabis, and food and beverage industries this holiday season.  Notably, (1) President Trump signed H.R. 1865 into law, which bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21; (2) the Trump Administration finalized its partial ban on flavored e-cigarette products, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its enforcement policy on unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to children; (3) the U.S.

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Published: November 26, 2019

On November 25, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) announced that it had issued Warning Letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD).

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