The American Diabetes Association joined a family in California as the organizational plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging a nationwide policy by the United States Army's Child, Youth & School Services program that continues to prevent children with diabetes from participating in Army CYSS programs. The policy prohibits Army CYSS staff from administering insulin or glucagon and from assisting with carbohydrate counting, which effectively excludes all children with diabetes from access to Army CYSS programs.
A class action suit filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California names the Motion Picture Association of America And Disney among others as defendants, claiming films are to blame for teen smoking. The lawsuit claims science proves teens are more likely to smoke if they see images of people smoking in front of them. In similar lawsuits, MPAA said the First Amendment will protect its rating system.
The Cigar Association of America, International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association and the Cigar Rights of America have asked the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia to vacate the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) deeming rule, which would extend the agency's regulatory authority over a variety of tobacco products. The groups argue the rule — set to go into effect Aug. 8 — violates numerous federal statutes as well as the federal rulemaking process. Amor the complaint challenges: FDA's improper application of the Feb. 15, 2007 grandfather date to cigars and pipe tobacco; and the FDA's assessment of a tax in the form of user fees, and its allocation of these user fees only to cigars and pipe tobacco and not to other newly deemed products.
Deadline for the ASAE Innovation Grants Program is Sept.r 30. The program provides monetary awards to support innovation exploration and development in the association community. These grants are funded through a grant from the SunTrust Foundation and additional support from Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston LLP and other donors. There will be up to four grants awarded in three categories: travel, exploration, and hybrid (a combination of travel and exploration). Grant recipients will receive awards up to $10,000. Criteria and details about the application process are at asaecenter.org/IGP. Details: Sharon E. Moss, CAE, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avila is conducting a webinar on “From Millennials to Boomers,” 2 p.m. ET July 20. Association thought leader Jamie Notter will lead the discussion. Earn one CAE credit. To register, click here.
The American Institute of CPAs will conduct the National Governmental & Not-for-Profit Training Program, Oc. 17-19. The program will cover the latest regulatory changes, with guidance on compliance, ethics and governance issues. To register, click here.