Today in the News, 2.18.09

  • “A three-judge panel of the appellate court rejected the restaurant association’s arguments that the rule was pre-empted by federal Food and Drug Administration regulations and that it violated the First Amendment rights of restaurants.” NY Times reports on a major federal preemption decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday, upholding New York City’s policy of requiring fast-food and chain restaurants to disclose calorie information on their menus.
  • “The Coles and other homeowners believe arbitrators are closely tied to home builders, to the detriment of homeowners.” The Atlanta-Journal Constitution highlights growing sentiment amongst homeowners that arbitration is unfairly biased toward corporate home builders. (See here for more information on how corporations are placed at a legal advantage over citizens.)