FDA Untitled Letters: FDA Warnings with a Twist

FDA Untitled Letters: FDA Warnings with a Twist

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has recently been issuing letters to companies that are distinct from traditional FDA Warning Letters. Referred to as FDA Untitled Letters, these letters must be taken seriously, as the terms of FDA Untitled Letters require the recipients to take immediate action once a letter has been issued. FDA Untitled Letters: Why It Matters? Many businesses may be well versed when it comes to handling FDA Warning Letters, but when it comes to FDA Untitled Letters recipients of Untitled Letters may not fully understand how to respond. Accordingly, there are a few things to…
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Florida Condominium and Homeowners Associations Law: Priority of Liens

Florida Condominium and Homeowners Associations Law: Priority of Liens

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One issue that comes up often for Florida Condominium and Homeowners Associations is lien priority. It is safe to say that nearly everyone who has lived in a Florida Condominium or Homeowners Association knows that unit owners have to pay certain monthly maintenance assessments and often special assessments on top of that. This is an obligation that comes with living in an Association, and each unit owner is bound by the governing documents of the Association to pay these assessments. What is seemingly not as well-known is that the Association has the power to place a lien on the property…
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FDA Regulation of Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Products

FDA Regulation of Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Products

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Aromatherapy and essential oil products are becoming more popular by the day, and marketing these products in compliance with federal regulations must be a key consideration for marketers and distributors of these products. On September 22, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Warning Letter to Young Living for alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA) in connection with the marketing of their aromatherapy essential oils. According to the FDA, these violations stemmed from the Company’s claims of curing and treating diseases with the usage of Young Living Essential Oil aromatherapy products, causing…
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Foreclosures for Associations: The Florida Condominium Act and Safe Harbor Rule

Foreclosures for Associations: The Florida Condominium Act and Safe Harbor Rule

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Foreclosure is an unfortunate reality that many Florida Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations must face in their communities. Accordingly, it is important for Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations to be aware of the rules governing foreclosures, what happens following foreclosures, and what the rights and responsibilities of the Association are in the case of foreclosure. The Florida Condominium Act The foreclosure of a property by a lienholder will typically extinguish liens that came after it, known as junior liens. This would be a potential nightmare scenario for Associations who are owed unpaid assessments, as unit owners who fail to pay assessments usually…
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