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  • Second Circuit Considers The Morrison Extraterritoriality Issue, Upholds Dismissal of Complaint, But Grants Plaintiffs Leave To Replead

    On Thursday, March 1, 2012, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part a District Court decision dismissing a complaint for securities fraud filed by nine Cayman Islands hedge funds against entities and individuals involved in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme. Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited v. Ficeto, Docket No....

  • Cosmetics, Nanoparticles and FOE-AUS

     Friends of the Earth – Australia (FOE-Aus) recently released a new report examining the presence of nanoparticles in cosmetics produced by such well known companies as Revlon, Max Factor, and The Body Shop. In the press release accompanying the report, FOE-Aus noted that the labeling on cosmetics containers didn’t reflect the presence of nanoparticles in the...

  • Nanotechnology: Here and Now

    Late last year, Australia held a workshop on Nanotechnology and Social Inclusion. On April 23-24 of this year, New Zealand held it’s version, sponsored by government ministries. An evaluation of the “Nanotechnology-Here and Now” workshop was published in May of this year. The Australian and New Zealand workshops had similair goals, (raising the general level of...

  • Australian Scientists to Present Nanoscale Zinc Oxide Dermal Penetration Studies

    ABC Science Online is reporting that two new studies on the safety of zinc oxide nanoparticles will be presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Melbourne, Australia on February 25-29, 2008. In the first in vivo study, researchers applied sunscreen containing nanoscale zinc oxide particles to human test subjects and then tested blood...

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