Jackie Hughes

Acting CPSC Chair Nomination Returned to President Trump

We learned today that the Senate has returned the nomination of acting CPSC Chair Ann Marie Buerkle back to President Trump. Procedurally, it takes only one Senator to return a nomination back to the President. We do not know who from the Senate was the objector, but President Trump must now renominate Acting Chairwoman Buerkle …

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Dana Baiocco Tapped To Replace Marietta Robinson on CPSC

Jones Day attorney Dana Baiocco has been tapped by President Trump to replace Commissioner Robinson on the CPSC.  If nominated, Ms. Baiocco would replace Democrat Marietta Robinson in October and the Commission would have a Republican majority, with a Republican Chair for the first time in years. What will this mean for companies? Expect the …

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Home Depot $5.7M Fine Serves as Good Reminder for Retailers about Importance of Tracking Recalled Products

Last month, the CPSC issued a significant fine against Home Depot for their failure to pull recalled products from their stores, service desks, salvage outlets and online.  As a result of this failure, Home Depot sold over 2800 recalled products from 33 different recalls over a 4 year period.  The CPSC found that Home Depot …

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Jackie Terry Hughes Appointed to Lead the Women in the Profession Committee

The North Carolina Bar Association has appointed Jackie Terry Hughes to Chair the Women in the Profession Committee.  The Women in the Profession Committee is a statewide committee focused on promoting the growth and success of women in the legal profession.  “I am excited and honored to have been asked to Chair this Committee,” Hughes …

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Acting Chair Ann Marie Buerkle Gets Nomination for CPSC Chair

Last week President Trump nominated Interim Chair Ann Marie Buerkle for the position of  Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Chairwoman Buerkle will serve a seven year term beginning in October, 2017. We expect this will start the swing of the CPSC from Democratic control to Republican control.  Marietta Robinson’s term is up in …

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Jackie Terry Hughes Presents Task Force Report to Wake County Board of Commissioners

On July 17, 2017, Jackie Terry Hughes presented the report of the Task Force on Employment and Wage Issues for Women to the Wake County Board of Commissioners.  Jackie is proud to have been appointed to the 16 member Task Force with a number of prominent women in the community. The Task Force made a number of …

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Kawasaki Hit with $5.2M Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentation and Failure to Timely Report

The CPSC asserts that Kawasaki was aware of over 400 incidents involving its Teryx 750 model 4 x 4 off road vehicles, in particular cracks in the floorboards caused by debris outside of the vehicle.  The CPSC alleges that three of these incidents resulted in personal injuries between 2012 and 2014. By 2013 it is …

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JTH LAW Co-Hosts Launch of the North Carolina Compliance Association

On April 20th, I was delighted to co-host the inaugural meeting of the North Carolina Compliance Association in Durham, N.C. with my colleague, Amy Richardson of Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis, LLP.   Compliance professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including technology, pharmaceuticals, education, analytics and local government gathered from across the state. The meeting opened …

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Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Accounced as Acting Chair of the CPSC

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle will serve as Acting Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Commissioner Buerkle appointed in 2013, replaces Elliot Kaye in the Chair role.  Commissioner Kaye will continue serving on the Commission which still leans Democratic three seats to two.  So what should the consumer product industry expect out of the …

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