CPSC Scraps Database Appeal, Leaving Gripes Unsettled

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 9:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Friday abandoned its appeal of a ruling that companies can block the publishing of inaccurate consumer complaints on an agency database, but whether those companies will want to take advantage of the ruling's benefits will hinge on another important case pending in the Fourth Circuit.

The CPSC had asked the Fourth Circuit to review a Maryland federal court's ruling that a complaint about an unnamed company's product was too misleading to be published on the Saferproducts.gov database. The agency...
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