Bloomberg Law
Aug. 26, 2020, 4:59 PM

Standards Group Wants Say in Access Suit Against Product Agency

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

Industry standards writer ASTM International should be able to argue against a consumer’s demand for free access to the full standards incorporated into government safety regulations, because only it can address the copyright issues raised by her petition, the group told the Third Circuit.

Lisa Milice’s petition seeks access to the voluntary standard underlying the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s infant bath seat requirements.

Milice’s challenge to the CPSC’s practice of mandating industry standards without publishing them arose out of an attempt to obtain or see the bath seat standard in January, according to her May 18 brief to the U.S. ...