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Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Retail Tobacco Enforcement
The FDA’s practice of penalizing retailers for two violations during an inspection has been a problem for NACS members.
Posted Dec 11, 2017

House Approves Joint Employee Definition
The move undoes the Obama administration’s expanded theory of joint employer liability for labor violations.
Posted Nov 10, 2017

Walmart, Visa Strike Deal on $7.25B Swipe Settlement
Dueling lawsuits stemmed from the failed $7.25 billion antitrust settlement in the interchange fee litigation.
Posted Nov 6, 2017

Court Blocks San Francisco’s Health Warnings on Soda
U.S. Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit blocked an ordinance that would require large health warnings on sugary beverage advertisements.
Posted Sep 21, 2017

Oklahoma Cigarette Tax Ruled Unconstitutional
State Supreme Court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue-raising measures and tax increases.
Posted Aug 14, 2017

More Lawmakers Scrutinize Amazon-Whole Foods Merger
Congressional Black Caucus plans to share its concerns with the Department of Justice.
Posted Jul 24, 2017

NACS Joins Lawsuit Against New York City on Menu Labeling
Joint lawsuit seeks to block New York City from overriding FDA’s calorie labeling on menus.
Posted Jul 17, 2017

Judge Blocks Cook County Soda Tax
Illinois Retail Merchants Association and several grocers filed a lawsuit seeking to block the tax, which they argue is unconstitutional and too vague.
Posted Jul 6, 2017

UPS Found Liable for New York Cigarette Shipments
Federal judge says the United Parcel Service is liable for illegally shipping hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York.
Posted Mar 28, 2017

National Restaurant Association Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Tip Sharing
The existing regulations prohibit sharing tips with cooks and dishwashers.
Posted Jan 23, 2017

U.S. Patent Office Reaffirms Key f’real Blender Patent
Patent and Trademark Office rejected Hamilton Beach’s patent invalidity arguments.
Posted Dec 8, 2016

Federal Reserve Protects Competitive Market for Retailers to Choose Debit Networks
The U.S. central bank announced that the credit card networks’ routing screens violate the law.
Posted Nov 4, 2016

Health Groups Sue FDA Over Cigarette Warning Labels
Eight public anti-tobacco groups are suing the government to require graphic and grotesque warning labels on packs of cigarettes.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

EMV Chip Card Reader Lawsuit Moves Forward
San Francisco federal judge allows a class-action lawsuit brought by retailers over new chip card readers to proceed against credit card companies.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

States Challenge Federal Overtime Rule
Twenty-one state officials filed a lawsuit claiming the Obama administration’s rule to extend mandatory overtime pay will place a huge burden on state budgets.
Posted Sep 22, 2016

Justice Department Clears Way for AB InBev-SABMiller Merger
DOJ gives the go-ahead for two of the world’s largest beer companies to merger.
Posted Jul 22, 2016

New York Cracks Down on Synthetic Drugs
State will vigorously pursue all civil and criminal remedies against businesses that sell the illegal substances, often disguised as potpourri or incense.
Posted Jul 18, 2016

Visa, Mastercard Settlement Overthrown by Appeals Court
NACS applauds U.S. Court's dismissal of unfair settlement.
Posted Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Court Rejects Visa, MasterCard Settlement
$7.25 billion settlement called “unreasonable and inadequate.”
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Kroger Files Suit Against Visa Over PIN
The grocer cites fines over the requirement to use PIN confirmation for debit card transactions.
Posted Jun 29, 2016

Latte Lawsuit Moves Forward
Judge says that Starbucks can be sued for underfilling lattes.
Posted Jun 22, 2016

Home Depot Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Visa and MasterCard
Lawsuit alleges that Visa and MasterCard are colluding to prevent the adoption of the more secure chip and PIN technology so that they can maintain market dominance and profits.
Posted Jun 16, 2016

Stay on Top of the Visa/MasterCard Lawsuit
NACS counsel provides answers about the current status of the antitrust litigation against Visa, MasterCard and the major banks.
Posted May 27, 2016

San Francisco Law Singles Out Soft Drinks
Court denies a request to stop the city from requiring health warnings on soda advertisements.
Posted May 19, 2016

Soft Drink Manufacturers Exploring Legal Options
Companies are frustrated by the U.K. government’s recent decision to impose a levy on soft drinks.
Posted Mar 22, 2016

Judge Says Chipotle’s Social Media Policy Violated U.S. Labor Laws
Administrative Law Judge Susan A. Flynn ruled that Chipotle's social media policy violated the National Labor Relations Act.
Posted Mar 17, 2016

Merchants File Lawsuit Related to EMV Regulations
The suit alleges that MasterCard and Visa conspired to move liability to retailers for credit card transaction fraud.
Posted Mar 11, 2016

Judge Sides with Retailers on Tobacco Violations
NACS and Orton Motor Co. achieve victory in legal challenge to some practices by the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products regarding violation inspections.
Posted Feb 11, 2016

Cleveland Raises Tobacco Buying Age to 21
The city also now restricts e-cigarette sales to those 21 and older.
Posted Dec 9, 2015

San Francisco Sues Amex Over Card Fees
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is suing American Express Company and seeking billions of dollars in penalties and restitution for merchants.
Posted Nov 23, 2015

FDA Announces Graphic Cigarette Health Messages
The warnings consist of nine new textual warning statements accompanied by gruesome color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking.
Posted Jun 21, 2011

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