Search Results for 2015

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  • The Center News: December 2015

    16 December 2015 | eNewsletter

    Sometimes David really does beat Goliath. For 17 years, Deerfield, Florida pump manufacturer Moving Waters Industries (MWI) fought the federal government in a False Claims Act case. And recently they won—and scored a victory for all manufacturers.

  • The Center News: November 2015

    18 November 2015 | eNewsletter

    A worrisome trend is developing in the courts: some plaintiffs are attempting to hold manufacturers liable for the acts of parties not in their control under a variety of different legal regimes, including the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the joint employer doctrine, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • The Center News: October 2015

    21 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    After a federal appeals court unearthed one provision of the Judiciary Act of 1789 in 1980, foreign nations have used the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to claim violations of the “Law of Nations” by a variety of manufacturers for activities involving allegations of human rights abuses taking place in foreign countries.

  • The Center News: September 2015

    17 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    As the days grow shorter and the night air chills, the team at the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) is gearing up for a new term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Class actions and related issues feature prominently on the court’s docket.

  • The Center News: August 2015

    19 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Internet has been seamlessly integrated into every aspect of our daily lives. The growth of wireless networks and broadband systems capable of transmitting tremendous amounts of data keeps us constantly connected while empowering new generations of makers and doers.

  • The Center News: July 2015

    15 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued its final decisions of the term, how did manufacturers fare? There’s reason for hope, and the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) played a role in several favorable rulings.

  • The Center News: June 2015

    17 June 2015 | eNewsletter

    The U.S. legal system is widely acknowledged as the most costly in the world—more than twice as expensive as the legal systems of our major competitors, such as Japan, France, Canada and the United Kingdom. Tort claims and related litigation cost more than $250 billion per year, draining untold resources from the productive economy and resulting in lost jobs and growth opportunities for manufacturers.

  • The Center News: May 2015

    20 May 2015 | eNewsletter

    It’s reasonable to expect government regulators like the Federal Trade Commission or the Food and Drug Administration to require reasonable warnings about product hazards while also prohibiting false and deceptive advertising.

  • The Center News: April 2015

    16 April 2015 | eNewsletter

    On April 14, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule went into effect. Manufacturers are faced yet again with the overwhelming challenge of deciphering a new legal restriction and complying with an ever-increasing number of complicated, and often vague, employment regulations.

  • The Center News: March 2015

    18 March 2015 | eNewsletter

    Can the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforce U.S. air regulations against motor vehicle plants in Sweden? That’s what most people would call overreaching. While the Clean Air Act does allow such enforcement for engines made abroad that are offered for sale here, the EPA’s statutory authority does not extend to engines destined for other countries.

  • The Center News: February 2015

    23 February 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers are facing a growing number of threats with regard to corporate governance and shareholder activism. Each year, hundreds of shareholder proposals deluge public companies because the process for submitting these proposals has few restrictions and costs nothing. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules require that a public company include a shareholder proposal in its proxy statement free of charge if the shareholder owns $2,000 worth of company stock or one percent of the outstanding voting shares, whichever is less, for a period of one year—not a difficult standard to meet.

  • The Center News: January 2015

    21 January 2015 | eNewsletter

    Happy New Year! 2015 will be an active and important year on the legal front for manufacturers. The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) started the year off with a bang by launching a suit challenging the National Labor Relation Board’s new ambush elections rule on statutory and constitutional grounds.