FDA Provides Insight on Research and Drug Approval for Cannabis Products
Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration published its current thinking on the research and approval process for cannabis-related drugs. The publication, which among other things recognizes the “increasing interest in the potential utility of cannabis for a variety of medical conditions,” contains critical information for businesses and consumers... read more
2020 Business Law & Cannabis Law Symposium
Duane Morris partner Stuart Bartow will be speaking at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s 2020 Business Law & Cannabis Law Symposium, on the “Privacy Law in 2020, California CCPA, Federal, and European” panel, on February 5, 2020. To register for the event, visit the BASF website.... read more
Top 10 LEED States in the US – Colorado on Top – Brad A. Molotsky, Esq.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its list of Top 10 States for LEED green building. Congrats to Colorado who took the top spot on the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person. Yes slightly odd way to... read more
Time for a Cannabis Update
Duane Morris partners Neville Bilimoria and Seth Goldberg were quoted in an article in Chicago Lawyer magazine discussing legal issues related to the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths. Read our partners’ thought leadership on the Duane Morris website or the full article on the Chicago Lawyer website (subscription... read more
Duane Morris LLP Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index
Duane Morris LLP received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premiere benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Duane Morris LLP joins the ranks of more than 680 major U.S. businesses... read more
Expanding Opportunities in China’s Distressed Debt Markets
Recent press reports have noted the mounting levels of distressed debt in China at a time when the country’s GDP growth has plummeted to its lowest level in a decade (albeit still at 6%). Bloomberg has highlighted that non-performing loans (or NPLs) in China exceeded 2500 billion Yuan (the equivalent... read more
Insurers Preempting Upcoming Changes for E/M Visit Documentation
On November 15, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) published the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule in the Federal Register. Among the several changes outlined in the rule, this post specifically focuses on the changes to documentation requirements for Evaluation and Management (“E/M”) Visits. The first important... read more
Is It Time for Animal Welfare Act Bird Regulations To Come Home to Roost?
In 2002 Congress made clear that the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) protects birds, but the USDA has not issued bird-specific Animal Welfare Act regulations in the ensuing 18 years, much to the chagrin of animal rights groups. But their luck may be changing. Starting with People for the Ethical Treatment of... read more
Ninth Circuit Rejects Kids’ Climate Case
by Michelle C. Pardo Back in 2015, the case of Juliana v. U.S., brought by 21 young people and various environmental groups in federal court in Oregon, grabbed many headlines. The issue: plaintiffs alleged that the U.S. government was violating their constitutional rights by contributing to climate change, despite knowing... read more
Climate Change to Impact . . . Finance?
With much attention currently on geographic locations around the world where the effects of climate change are thought to be keenly felt, including the fires in Australia, rising seas in coastal areas and receding glaciers in the Arctic zone, the potential effects of climate change on other aspects of human... read more