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- Changes to Mexico’s Labor Law Lead Employers to Reconsider CBAs
We’re pleased to share an informative article in which our colleague, Salvador Pasquel Villegas, provides his insight as to how employers in Mexico should approach the new labour relations environment brought on by the recent legislative reform. The article, published by the Society for Human Resource Management, is accessible here.
- FWS Ordered to Explain Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Decision
On September 26, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado vacated and remanded in part the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) 2014 determination that listing the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was not warranted. The Rio Grande cutthroat trout is native to high-altitude...
- Presentation: Detecting Elder Abuse and The Duty to Report Financial Exploitation
David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, presented “Detecting Elder Abuse and The Duty to Report Financial Exploitation” to the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel on Thursday, September 26, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This presentation focused on factors to detect the two main tools of elder abuse, undue influence and mental incompetence,...
- CDC logs 241 confirmed victims in Cyclospora outbreak traced to basil
Although the most recent confirmed illness onset date was July 26, the CDC waited until Monday to declare the end to a cyclosporiasis outbreak traced to basil from Mexico. The tally of laboratory-confirmed patients stands at 241, with sick people spread across 11 states. Six were so ill they had to be admitted to hospitals,...
- Seizures at School: New Mexico Federal Court Says IDEA Protections Do Not Extend to Medical Cannabis Use
We’ve written a lot about cannabis and the Controlled Substances Act. From immigration to waste dumping. From the Fair Labor Standards Act to the STATES Act, our articles run the gamut. Not long ago we wrote about a decision by the Second Circuit that may force the DEA to re- or deschedule marijuana after writing...
- Cyclospora, Giardia infections fall but Crypto climbs in Scotland
A huge decline in Cyclospora infections has been reported in Scotland in 2018 compared with previous years. A total of 12 laboratory reports of Cyclospora were received by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) in 2018, compared with 46 in 2017, 167 in 2016, and 24 in 2015. The increase from 2015 to 2017 was associated with...
- Produce markets in U.S. are again getting their fill of Mexican tomatoes
An agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers is now in effect. It means the U.S. border is again open to Mexico’s $2 billion tomato export market. While just about everyone is praising the agreement, there is some confusion about what it means for food safety. The pro-trade Fresh Produce Association...
- Long-Awaited Repeal Rule Ends Patchwork of WOTUS Implementation
Yesterday, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers (together, the Agencies) signed and made available a pre-publication version of the highly anticipated repeal of the 2015 WOTUS Rule, which will place the entire country under the pre-2015 Rule regime while the Trump administration works to complete its replacement WOTUS definition.
- Is the USMCA (Replacement for NAFTA) Going to be Ratified?
Last night, I had the chance to attend an interesting panel discussion featuring Richard Steffens (Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce) and Jacobeth Hernandez (Consul for Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York). The topic was the USMCA, which is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is...
- August Trade Law Update: Court Decisions
Court of International Trade Summary of Decisions 19-99 On August 1, 2019, the CIT remanded Commerce’s remand redetermination in the administrative review of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The court found that Commerce’s remand results did not comply with the court’s order and the decision by Commerce to apply a 40.52%...
- Green onions: Potential mechanism for Hepatitis A contamination
June 2006 Journal of Food Protection Volume 69, Number 6, pp. 1468-1472(5) Chancellor, David D.; Tyagi, Shachi; Bazaco, Michael C.; Bacvinskas, Sara; Chancellor, Michael B.; Dato, Virginia M.; de Miguel, Fernando Abstract: The largest documented foodborne hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. history...
- Brain Injury May Occur Within Millisecond After Head Hits Car Windshield
Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center have discovered the brain injury may occur within one millisecond of a person's head hitting a car windshield as the result of an accident....
- FSIS issues Salmonella alert for ground beef
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert today after a joint investigation by state public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified ground beef as the source of a multi-drug-resistant strain of...
- New blogs joining LexBlog Network for the week of 12/7-12/11
We have five launches in total this week with four really joining the LexBlog Network (you’ll see). The legal publications launching this week should be great resources. For example, LoTempio Law Blog has a very comprehensive library of patent, copyright and trademark terms. AmLaw 200 firm...
- Husband + Mistress + Jilted Spouse = $9 Million in North Carolina
A North Carolina woman recently sued her husband’s paramour and won big, and I mean big. Cynthia Shackelford won $9 million in a law suit against Anne Lundquist, the woman who had an affair with Cynthia Shackelford’s husband, Allan Shackelford. North Carolina along with six other states (Hawaii,...
- Drilling for the Truth in the Gulf with the False Claims Act
The first person or group who drills and hits the truth in the Gulf of Mexico can win a huge payoff IF they use the False Claims Act. We want everyone who can to use this law and drill for the truth in the Gulf, not only to find out about the current disaster, but also to prevent future...
- Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines Pull Ships From L.A. Due To Crime In Mexico
The Los Angeles Business Journal reports today that Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and NCL’s Norwegian Star are pulling out of Los Angeles because of the increasing violence in Mexico. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, which had been sailing on 7 day cruises to Mexico, will leave L.A....
- Burglar takes records from law office of New Mexico whistleblower
New Mexico attorney A.J. Salazar used to be the director of the elections bureau for Secretary of State Mary Herrera. He resigned earlier this year and publicly denounced the Secretary of State’s office for accepting kick-backs on public contracts and having state employees perform campaign work. ...
- NSF Honors IFPTI for Food Safety Leadership
The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), which specializes in standards-based food protection training, was awarded the 2011 NSF Food Safety Leadership Trendsetter Award Wednesday at the Food Safety Summit in Washington, DC. IFPTI has trained more than 1,300 food protection...
- Even a Year’s Delay Does Not Waive Right To Compel Arbitration Provided No Substantial Invocation of Court Assistance
In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL No. 2179 (E.D. LA. July 2011) (Rec. Doc. 2169), decides a motion to stay litigation between Anadarko and BP on the basis of the international agreement titled “Macondo Well Joint Operating Agreement” (J...