Meryl E. Nolan

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On May 16, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold a public hearing on the Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer product hazards. The CPSC has previously voiced concern about (or, at least the need to evaluate) the harms IoT technology and smart products may cause to consumers. In 2016, former Chairman Kaye asked “CPSC technical, compliance, and information technology staff to research what new and potential consumer products may become available, or…
On April 11, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold its annual Agenda and Priorities Hearing to discuss fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The upcoming hearing offers a valuable opportunity for all stakeholders to help shape the CPSC’s near-term agenda. CPSC has broad jurisdiction over 15,000 product lines, including toys, cribs, power tools, ATVs, cigarette lighters, small appliances, furniture, electronics, and household products. For companies that sell, manufacture, or import consumer products, this…
To update our previous post, Governor Hickenlooper has reinstated five of the ten public trustees who resigned or retired last month after reports by The Denver Post revealed apparent abuses of public funds by certain trustees.  The five reappointed trustees include those in El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld and Douglas Counties.  In addition, the Governor appointed new trustees in Adams, Boulder and Pueblo Counties and indicated that he was still searching for new appointees…
While The Denver Post recently reported that completed foreclosure sales were at a five-year low in May of this year, and an informal survey by this office of various metro and mountain county public trustees confirmed that, based on filings for the first half of 2012, foreclosures are expected to be generally lower this year than in recent years, some signs suggest that lenders may just be gearing up for a new wave of foreclosures. …
The dramatic rise in the number of foreclosures filed in Colorado during the last five years has led to increased scrutiny of both the foreclosure laws and the actions of Colorado’s public trustees.  As detailed in an April 4 post in this blog, proponents of ballot Initiative 84 had sought to correct perceived problems in the state’s foreclosure laws with an amendment to the Colorado Constitution.  A recent article in The Denver Post indicates that…