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Claims about Biodegradable Plastics Breakdown Under FTC Scrutiny: Marketers Beware!

Posted in Compliance, Environmental, Green, Litigation, Retail

In the recent administrative proceeding before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against ECM Biofilms, Inc. (ECM), the FTC’s presiding chief administrative law judge (ALJ) ruled that the plastics additive manufacturer ECM violated the FTC Act by deceptively claiming, and providing others with the means to claim, that plastics treated with ECM’s additives would completely biodegrade… Continue Reading

Two May Become One: Further Consolidation in the Shopping Mall Industry?

Posted in Retail

The already highly consolidated U.S. shopping mall industry may be on the verge of further consolidation. In recent weeks, a minority shareholder of General Growth Properties, Inc., the second largest owner of regional shopping malls in the U.S., has actively courted potential suitors to acquire General Growth’s portfolio of 149 regional shopping malls. One of… Continue Reading