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  • Bill 420 – It’s “That” Time Again!
    On 1-9-19, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H.R. 420, the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.” Blumenauer, the co-sponsor of the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment, better known as the on-going appropriations provision that prohibits the Justice Department from spending federal funds to enforce federal law that is in conflict with state medical cannabis ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Saturday, January 19th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • I-9 Compliance More Important than Ever during E-Verify Outage
    By: Valentine Brown The government has been shut down for 29 days,  with no signs go reopening anytime soon. Although USCIS has continued to operate due to being self-funded by application filing fees, E-Verify’s funding was discontinued by the shutdown, so the system has been inoperable since December 22, 2018. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Immigration LawPublished on Saturday, January 19th, 2019By Valentine A. Brown
  • Canadian Court Declares Ontario SPCA Unconstitutional
    by John M. Simpson. On January 2 of this year, a trial court in the Canadian province of Ontario declared unconstitutional certain provisions of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (“OSPCA Act”).  Bogaerts v. Attorney General of Ontario, 2019 ONSC 41, No. 749/13 (Jan. 2, ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, January 18th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • OZs and Affordable Housing – Good Bedfellows in Nebraska
    A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would give priority to federal opportunity zones (OZs) in the allocation of state Affordable Housing Trust Fund and other state programs. As crafted, LB 87 would add OZs to already existing statewide enterprise zones in receiving priority for allocation of precious housing trust fund ... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3Published on Friday, January 18th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • The Pitfalls of Serving as Activist Attorney and Client: Should We Give A Hoot?
    by Michelle C. Pardo You may have heard the well-known proverb, “a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.” It stands for the concept that while individuals in our country are free to represent him or herself in a criminal or civil trial – acting ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, January 18th, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • VIETNAM – ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROJECTS – NEW POLICY TO ADDRESS NET-METERING ISSUE
    On 8 January 2019, the Prime Minister has issued Decision No. 02/2019/QD-TTg (“Decision 02”) to amend certain articles of Decision 11/2017/QD-TTg dated 11 April 2017 of the Prime Minister on mechanism for encouragement of development of solar power in Vietnam (“Decision 11”). Decision 02, became effective on 8 January 2019, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, January 18th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann – Automobilindustrie – Probleme und Lösungen – Auswirkungen der wichtigsten Handelsabkommen CPTPP, EUVNFTA und des Investitionsschutzabkommens
    A. Probleme im Autosektor Vietnams Automobilindustrie hat noch so einige Hindernisse zu überwinden. Maßgebliche Probleme gibt es in Bezug auf Luftverschmutzung und Abgase, dem Zertifizierungsverfahren für Importeure und der Produktqualität sowie dem Mithalten mit dem internationalen Markt. Die Automobilindustrie verfügt über komplexe Lieferketten (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 und ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, January 17th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • New York Proposes Legalizing Adult Use Cannabis
    On Tuesday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo released draft adult use cannabis legislation. Called the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, it is just a few hundred pages long. The bill would set up a new “Office of Cannabis Management” (OCM) to oversee regulation. The office would operate under the Division of ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, January 17th, 2019By David N. Feldman
  • “Fake Meat” Discussed at Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting
    by John M. Simpson. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a prominent non-governmental organization in the U.S. representing farm and ranch families, held its annual meeting earlier this month in New Orleans.  Among the topics discussed (in addition to the address by President Trump), was the increase in “alternative protein” production, namely meat-like ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, January 17th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • New Cannabis Regulations Approved in California
      On January 16, 2019 the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the final regulations that were submitted by California’s three licensing agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Department of Public Health (CDPH), in December.  These new, approved regulations went ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, January 17th, 2019By Jennifer Briggs Fisher