March 2014

Technology Drives the Need For Fast Financing

March 26, 2014
BidPal is firmly committed to helping nonprofits use technology to more efficiently run their charitable events. By releasing new features and services several times a year, BidPal continuously improves charitable fundraising. 

Swimming in "Other Waters" - Does EPA's New Proposed Rule on Waters of the United States Provide Predictability and Consistency to Your Industry?

March 26, 2014 by Kristina M. Tridico, Partner
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) in light of recent Supreme Court cases that muddied the waters, literally and figuratively, about what is a waterbody under the CWA.

50th Annual Indiana Human Resources Conference & Expo

March 25, 2014
Ice Miller Partner Jenifer Brown will be speaking at the 50th Annual Indiana Human Resources Conference & Expo. 

Getting Comfortable with Healthcare Advance Directives

A recent story on NPR highlighted the town of La Crosse, Wisconsin (approx. pop. 51,000) where 96 percent of the residents who pass away have healthcare advance directives in place.  This is compared to about 30 percent for the general population.

By: Kristine Bouaichi and Steve Latterell

FDA Approves First Major Updates to Nutrition Labels in 20 Years

March 6, 2014
On February 27, 2014, the FDA proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to make calorie counts and added sugars more noticeable.  Additionally, the new label would include updated serving sizes to more accurately reflect what people truly are eating.  These changes represent the most significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label since the early 1990s.  

FDA Agrees to Deadlines to Issue Final Rules Under the FSMA

March 6, 2014
Manufacturers and food producers may want to take note of a recently settled suit filed against the FDA by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). The suit alleged that the FDA failed to comply with several requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Specifically, the suit claimed that the FDA violated the FSMA by failing to promulgate and finalize the FSMA's implementing regulations by the required deadlines.  The CFS and CEH sought to require the FDA to issue the regulations pursuant to a court-ordered timeline.  

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