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  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Criminal Firearms Statute As Unconstitutionally Vague
    By Jovalin Dedaj An important statute in the prosecution of federal firearms offenses was struck down this week by the Supreme Court in United States v. Davis.  The ruling will relieve many defendants who would otherwise face longer sentences for using firearms while committing a “crime of violence” – a ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019By Jovalin Dedaj
  • “Sort of a Land Grab”: Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Space
    Cannabis Wire discussed the Duane Morris webinar, Cannabis 202: IP Issues Facing the Cannabis Industry: Hot Topics in Patent, Trademark and Branding Protection and Enforcement. The publication writes: The 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp in the U.S., has triggered an avalanche of applications for cannabis patents and trademarks. Last ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Duane Morris Reports from IBA European Fashion and Luxury Law Conference in London
    London was as you’d expect in mid-June: Damp and chilly; Londoners – hurried but always friendly – cloaked head to toe in Burberry. It was the perfect backdrop for the second IBA European Fashion and Luxury Law Conference, held at Altitude 360 in Westminster June 12 – 13. Duane Morris ... read more
    Posted to Fashion, Retail and Branded Consumer GoodsPublished on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019By Christiane Schuman Campbell
  • Significant U.S. Supreme Court FOIA Decision Likely To Complicate Activist Agendas
    by John M. Simpson. As many lawyers representing animal-related businesses regulated by U.S. federal government agencies can attest to, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation by animal activist interests has become what amounts to a cottage industry.  Animal activist groups are prolific in their FOIA requests to various federal animal-related ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Monday, June 24th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • FDA Comments on the Public Hearing on Products Containing Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds and Extends Comment Period
    At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public hearing on May 31, 2019 (read more about the hearing), over 100 people presented to a panel of FDA stakeholders and to over 500 attendees. Last week, FDA stated in a post that it recognizes the “significant public interest in these products, for therapeutic ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Monday, June 24th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • FDA Comments on the Public Hearing on Products Containing Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds and Extends Comment Period
    At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public hearing on May 31, 2019 (read more about the hearing), over 100 people presented to a panel of FDA stakeholders and to over 500 attendees. Last week, FDA stated in a post that it recognizes the “significant public interest in these products, for therapeutic ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, June 24th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • New York Fails to Legalize Adult Use Cannabis, Expands Decriminalization
    Some bad news for those waiting for New York to legalize adult-use cannabis. Legislation aimed at legalizing adult-use cannabis failed on Wednesday (June 19), as state leaders in New York could not agree on certain key components of the  proposed Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA”). One of the ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, June 21st, 2019By Neeraj Kumar
  • Contaminated Cosmetics: Recalls, Lawsuits And Legislation
    In recent months, reports of asbestos-contaminated cosmetics[1] have illustrated the enduring challenges of manufacturing and marketing cosmetics as safe for consumers, particularly teens, children and expectant mothers. This is especially true where still-developing science, emotion and rapidly disseminated information (and misinformation) all play critical roles in shaping public perception, even ... read more
    Posted to Products LiabilityPublished on Friday, June 21st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • VIETNAM ECONOMIC TIMES INTERVIEWING DR. OLIVER MASSMANN ON PROSPECT FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT ATTRACTION IN 2019
    1. What do you forecast the prospect for FDI attraction in Vietnam in the last 6 months of 2019? Vietnam continues to attract record foreign direct investment (FDI) in virtually all sectors. In the first five months of the 2019, Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) shows that FDI in Vietnam has ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, June 20th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing
    By Eric Ruden, Duane Morris LLP On June 5, 2019, Nevada’s Governor, Steve Sisolak, signed a bill into law banning pre-employment testing from marijuana. Nevada becomes the first state to pass such a ban and follows New York City’s similar ban passed in April 2019, beginning a trend that surely ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3