Government Regulation -- 2017

National Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission   (S.D.N.Y.)

Intervention in suit forcing CPSC rulemaking on phthalates

In this lawsuit, the Natural Resources Defense Counsel has sued the Consumer Product Safety Commission to force them to move forward with a final rulemaking process to ban certain phthalates from the market. While the rulemaking is pending, a temporary ban is in place on certain phthalates. The NAM filed a motion to intervene and a motion to dismiss the case because we believe the NRDC does not have standing to bring the lawsuit.

On August 18, 2017, the parties settled the case by signing a consent decree that requires the CPSC to vote on a final phthalates rule by October 18, 2017.

Related Documents:
Additional Reply Brief  (May 5, 2017)
Reply Brief  (April 25, 2017)
Motion to Intervene  (April 6, 2017)
Motion to Dismiss  (April 6, 2017)


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