Laws and Regulations

New York Passes Legislation to Expand Promotional Capabilities for Alcohol Establishments
October 18, 2023 at 9:35 am

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul yesterday signed legislation that will impact the way alcohol brands, bars, and related establishments can promote themselves within the state. The package of legislation allows alcoholic beverages to be sold on every day of the week, and allows liquor and wine stores to expand their Sunday hours from 10 a.m.…

3M to Pay $6 Billion Over Earplug Case
August 30, 2023 at 4:00 am

3M will pay $6.01 billion to settle lawsuits brought about by U.S. military veterans and other service members who said they suffered hearing loss from using the company's earplugs. The suit, according to Reuters, became the largest mass tort litigation in U.S. history. 3M attempted to move the lawsuits into bankruptcy court to limit its…

Taiwan Pet Company Accuses Tesla of Copying Cardboard Cat Box Design
August 18, 2023 at 9:12 am

A few days ago, we reported that Tesla was selling a cardboard litter box/cat bed that matched the angular shape of its yet-to-be-released Cybertruck. It turns out, the angles and shape might be coincidental, as a Taiwan-based pet company is claiming Tesla "borrowed" its existing design. According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan-based based Hulumao…