Archive for October 2010

Labeling Milk from Cows Not Treated with rBST: Legal in all 50 States as of September 29th, 2010

Under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and accompanying regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with promulgating regulations pertaining to food, including the labeling of food. Specifically, FDA must ensure that labels are not false or misleading to consumers. Until earlier this fall, the FDA’s determination that milk from cows treated with [...]

Stage 3: The Last Stage of the Technology Life Cycle

In his paper, Res Ipsa Loquitur and Compliance Error, 142 U. Pa. L. Rev. 887 (1993-4), Mark Grady uncovers an important paradox in tort law – as defendants implement technology that makes activities safer, liability for its use increases.  Grady reaches this conclusion through analyzing the relationship between compliance error and the economic theory of [...]

Kayak, Orbitz . . . Google? Oh My!

If you ask the average Internet user what Google is, most people would answer: a search engine.  But that’s not all that Google has become in the past ten years.  Many of us have at least heard of their bigger-ticket acquisitions, such as Picasa in 2004, Android in 2005, YouTube in 2006, and DoubleClick in 2007.  But [...]