Groups Barred From Intervening In CPSC Database Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- A Maryland federal judge on Friday revoked his decision to allow three consumer groups to intervene in an unnamed company's successful bid to prevent the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission from publishing a complaint online, striking a blow to their appeal of the decision.

The company had sued the CPSC under seal in October 2011, challenging the agency's plan to publish a report to the Saferproducts.gov database that it claimed wrongly attributed a consumer's injury to its product. The consumer groups Public Citizen, Consumers Union and...
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