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Court Orders New Formaldehyde Compliance Date for Composite Wood Products Industry

On March 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued an order addressing the litigation over the December 12, 2018, compliance date for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products. Pursuant to this order, regulated composite wood panels and finished products containing such composite wood panels must be certified and labeled as compliant with either TSCA Title VI or CARB by June 1, 2018. And after March 22, 2019, all products must comply with TSCA Title VI’s labeling and certification requirements.

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Michael J. Sullivan, Womble Carlyle, risk management attorney, cost control lawyer
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Michael Sullivan is Managing Partner in the Atlanta office of Womble Carlyle, a full-service business law firm with more than 530 lawyers in 14 offices throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States and in Silicon Valley. Michael is a mass tort and complex commercial litigation attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in bet-the-company litigation.  His practice today includes acting as trusted advisor to senior level executives on risk management, cost control and litigation management issues.  In addition to his leadership role in the...

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Patrick focuses his practice on assisting clients in complex commercial disputes.  He adds value to clients by scrutinizing the facts during discovery, delving into case law to perfect dispositive motions, and leaving no stone unturned to ensure that cases are exhaustively prepped at each stage of litigation.

Patrick has helped defend a Fortune 500 company in a putative ERISA class action; a commercial bank in a putative civil RICO class action; businesses in general commercial disputes often involving claims for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract; municipalities and public officials in civil rights cases; and insurance companies against bad faith claims. Patrick has also worked pro bono to obtain post-conviction relief for the wrongfully convicted.