The Uniform Law Commission, which writes model laws proposing more clarity in key areas of state law, recently adopted the Uniform Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act (Model Law), receiving quite a bit of attention within the alcoholic beverage industry.

While the Model law addresses numerous topics, it focuses mostly on the shipment, rather than the

Clayton Friedman and Michael Yaghi Bring Decades of Consumer Regulatory Expertise to Firm

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Clayton Friedman and Michael Yaghi, two leading authorities in the state attorneys general space, have joined Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized State Attorneys General Practice Group in Orange County, CA as partners. The pair previously practiced at Crowell

In this Regulatory Oversight Podcast episode, Affiliated Monitors President and Founder Vin DiCianni joins Troutman Pepper Partner Ashley Taylor to discuss what role monitorships can play in federal, state, and private enforcement actions. During the episode, Vin and Ashley examine independent monitoring as a viable and effective resource that attorneys general offices should consider as a possible resolution for consumer protection matters.

Continue Reading What Is a Monitorship? A Conversation With Affiliated Monitors President Vin DiCianni

This article was originally published in Westlaw Today and is republished here with permission.

As detailed in our articles[1] earlier this year, the “right to repair” movement has gained significant steam in the last year. The right to repair movement is an effort focused on ensuring that consumers and aftermarket businesses have the ability

On June 28, Governor Kristi Noem appointed Mark Vargo, Pennington County state’s attorney, as the acting attorney general of South Dakota to serve the remainder of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s term. Vargo will hold the position until the next elected attorney general takes office in January 2023. Former Attorney General Marty Jackley is

In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Troutman Pepper attorneys Nick Ramos, Christina Sava, and Stephen Piepgrass offer thoughts on how to incorporate, or not incorporate, regulatory approaches from the alcohol industry into the cannabis industry.

The cannabis industry’s rapid U.S. evolution poses many unique questions, most interestingly: What cannabis regulation will look like under federal legalization. Although (legal) cannabis is a brand new industry, it is not the first time the United States has come out of a prohibition era. So, learning from the regulatory schemes governing the highly regulated alcohol industry should assist in a smoother transition to a world where recreational cannabis usage is no longer considered a taboo in our society.

Continue Reading What the Budding Cannabis Industry Can Learn From the Established Alcohol Industry

On July 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the decision of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “deem” premium cigars subject to the same federal law as other tobacco products like cigarettes was “arbitrary and capricious.” In reaching this conclusion, Judge Amit Mehta relied heavily on industry comments

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a craft beer producer over the Texas Alcohol Control Board (TABC) in a case that asked which brewers can sell beer to customers for off-premises consumption. The plaintiff, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, challenged TABC’s interpretation of a 2019 amendment to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage

On June 23, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that his office had reached a settlement with Red Rocks Credit Union to refund Colorado consumers more than $300,000 after the credit union failed to refund unearned guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) premiums entitled to consumers under state law.

The settlement is the fifth such resolution with