August 1, 2022 By: Steven Nakasone On July 8, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency commenced the formal rulemaking process to adopt regulations to clarify and implement the amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The amendments will go into effect on January 1, 2023. The amendments will expand the rights of consumers and will increase the corresponding compliance obligations on businesses. Key changes to the CCPA include: Employees and individuals acting as representatives of businesses will be covered...
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July 21, 2022 By: John Epperson and Peter McGaw California has a long history of enacting laws regulating plastic packaging, dating back to the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law in 1991, a law many manufacturers only learn about when they receive a notice from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (“CalRecycle”). In the past year, there have been notable additions that manufacturers, importers, distributors, or retailers whose products are sold in California need to know. These are not limited to plastic used in packaging but that is a major focus...
As Makeup Co., Molly Sims Settle Lawsuit, Uncertainty Over Influencer Liability Remains The Fashion Law Aug. 2, 2022 "As for what made the lawsuit an especially notable one (compared to routine trademark cases), it is largely that, in addition to suing the manufacturer of the competing product, Petunia also asserted claims against an influencer, Sims. 'This is noteworthy,' Buchalter attorneys Matthew Seror and Michael Worth stated in connection with the court’s order last year, 'as brands have historically launched legal battles against each other for claims of infringement – not the celebrities or social media influencers who sponsor the products...
Buchalter is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys from the firm's Sacramento office have been named 2022 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine. These attorneys have gained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields of law. Buchalter’s 2022 Top Lawyers include: James Andrew Caprile - Health Care Phillip Chan - Labor & Employment Steven G. Churchwell - Government Contracts, Legislative & Governmental Affairs Kevin T. Collins - Business Litigation Anna Crivelli - Business/Corporate James K. Dyer - Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate Benjamin M...