On February 9, Attorney General William Tong sued five Connecticut retailers for violating the state’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (UTPA) by selling allegedly illegal delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, many of which mimicked snack foods and candies popular among youth.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is typically associated with the high consumers feel when consuming marijuana products. Delta-8 THC

The U.S. tobacco industry is subject to a variety of regulators at the federal and state level. In this first of a two-part series focused on significant regulatory developments in the tobacco industry, Stephen Piepgrass is joined by colleagues Bryan Haynes, Agustin Rodriguez and Nick Ramos to review what happened over the past year, and

On January 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued an interim procurement rule, prohibiting the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) from four “non-allied” countries: China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran.

Effective January 31, the draft interim rule implements the restrictions in the 2022 and 2023 National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA), which limit

The promise of digital assets is to decentralize finance. Yet in 2022, investors in decentralized technologies lost billions of dollars as the global market cap of all cryptocurrencies fell by 64.1% to $829 billion.

Increased interest rates and the collapse of the unregulated algorithmic-stablecoin, “TerraUSD” precipitated this downtrend. TerraUSD’s failure eliminated $60 billion of

This article was originally published in Bloomberg Law. Reproduced with permission. Published February 2023. Copyright © 2023 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that over 65% of US households own a pet. Puppies are a particularly popular choice. But sometimes, after a puppy comes home to its new

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Magellan Terminals Holdings LP settled Texas Clean Air Act violations claims, resulting from an alleged explosion and fire at the company’s Corpus Christi bulk petroleum facility. Magellan agreed to pay Texas $588,000 in civil penalties and $12,000 in attorney’s fees as part of the settlement.

On December 5, 2020

The Department of Defense (DOD) wants to make it easier for companies with innovative solutions, such as startups, to bid on and receive federal government contracts. As such, DOD recently proposed a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) amendment to implement provisions of the 2022 and 2023 National Defense Authorization Acts, which provide DOD with the

On January 27, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an “investigative sweep” of businesses with mobile applications for allegedly failing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This ongoing sweep targets popular mobile applications in the retail, travel, and food service industries that fail to offer a mechanism for consumers to opt out

In January 2023, New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation (MSG), seeking information about its use of facial recognitional technology to prohibit ticketholders from entering its venues, such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. New York’s biometric identifier law requires companies using facial recognition

U.S.-based international trade group Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) recently filed a lawsuit against global online marketplace Etsy, Inc. in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for allegedly advertising and marketing third-party counterfeit cashmere products through its platform. CCMI claimed Etsy violated the Lanham Act; Massachusetts’ false advertising law; common law