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Regulatory Law & Litigation

FIFRA Label Preemption and the RoundUp Litigation

It is unlawful to sell a pesticide without its EPA-approved label or that is otherwise “misbranded.” FIFRA defines a “misbranded” pesticide as one bearing a label that is “false or misleading in any particular.” In Bates, the Supreme Court recognized an exception to EPA’s exclusive authority over pesticide labels. A good illustration of the impact of the Bates exception is provided by the recent litigation involving Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, RoundUp.

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Regulatory Law & Litigation

Maryland Court Issues Important Ruling Clarifying Rights of Animal Owners

The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, has issued an important decision clarifying the rights of an animal owner to regain custody of the owner’s animals after they have been removed by the Humane Society due to prior mistreatment. Daniel Rohrer v. Humane Society of Washington County (June 27, 2017).

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