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Got Soy Beverage?

Almond water. Oat drink. Soy beverage. You may see these products and other similar items coming soon to a grocery store near you. About one-third of all U.S. households buy some form of plant-based “milk.” These plant-based alternatives account for about 13 percent of total “milk” sales in the United States. But Scott Gottlieb, the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has reportedly expressed interest in restricting the use of the term “milk” by enforcing federal rules aimed at combatting misleading labels. Under current law, a label is misleading if it mischaracterizes an ingredient or nutrient level that is required to be in that type of food or beverage product. FDA is responsible for defining a broad range of food products, and these definitions determine what producers are allowed to claim on a label. If FDA finds a label to be misleading, it can enforce these standards by taking actions like seizing….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Assistant AG Discusses Transparency in DOJ’s Decisionmaking Process

In recent remarks, Assistant US Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski emphasized that the US Department of Justice remains serious about fighting corporate fraud and corruption, and noted that transparency in its criteria for prosecution is a key tool for both DOJ and private sector companies... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Recap on Fast Break : Radioactive Materials

We had a really enjoyable Fast Break yesterday on a non-traditional health law topic: radioactive material regulation. As it turns out, nearly all hospitals and larger provider groups, particularly those doing imaging, oncology, or neurosurgery, routinely use or come into contact with regulated radioactive material. PET scans, for instance, which are operated by a significant number of hospitals, rely on radioactive isotopes as the basis of the imaging procedure... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

   Links to material posted on the Internet highlighted in COLORThe New York State Division of Human Rights announced a statewide public education campaign to remind New Yorkers about their legal rights and protections regarding religious accommodation in the workplace. The Division has partnered with local chambers of commerce to make employers aware of their legal obligations and responsibilities in providing religious accommodations to applicants and employees. The Division has also created a brochurefor workers, informing them of the ways in which New York State law allows for religious accommodation and protection. Through these efforts, the Division seeks to reduce the potential for religious discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace.“With the sacred holidays of Easter, Passover and Ramadan just around the corner, it’s important that New Yorkers of all faiths know that they do not have to choose between their faith and a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Opening Up the Law to Accommodate Non-Binary Genders

Jessica A. Clarke, They, Them and Theirs, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 894 (2019). Ann E. Tweedy Professor Jessica Clarke‘s law review article, They, Them, and Theirs, published this year in the Harvard Law Review, does important work in conceptualizing ways that anti-discrimination and other laws can change to accommodate non-binary people. This piece adds significantly to the emerging body of legal scholarship concerning non-binary persons, including such projects as The Future of Legal Gender: A Critical Law Reform Project,  in the UK, and Ontario Human Rights Commission: Backgrounder – Talking about Gender Identity and Gender Expression in Canada. One of the most interesting aspects of Professor Clarke’s approach is her rejection of a one-size-fits-all solution in favor of a more contextual and pluralistic set of solutions. As Professor Clarke explains, non-binary persons pose special challenges for the existing legal framework of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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