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When Health and Safety Standards Go Nuts

Between late 2008 and early 2009, more than 700 people became ill and at least nine died from consuming a lunchbox staple—peanut butter.  This tragedy, at first, provoked bewilderment.  It did not seem possible that an ingredient that showed up on countless food labels—granola bars, cookies, cereal, TV dinners, and even pet food—could slip past […]

Going Overboard? A Fishy Case of Obstruction

In August 2007, Skipper John Yates and his crew set sail on a fateful trip that would ultimately see their ship, the Miss Katie, tossed onto the docket of the United States Supreme Court.  Last week, the Court agreed to hear Yates’ case in order to decide the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s obstruction provisions. […]