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  • MassRoots, Inc. – A Leading Technology Platform for the Regulated Cannabis Industry @The OTC Markets
    Duane Morris partner David Feldman was interviewed along with Isaac Dietrich of MassRoots, Inc. about the current state of the emerging cannabis industry. ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • OCC Releases Updated List of Permissible Activities for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations
    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released an updated list of permissible activities for national banks and federal savings associations. The publication titled, Activities Permissible for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations, Cumulative, updates the list of permissible activities to reflect applicable precedent for national banks, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Friday, October 13th, 2017By Mark D. Belongia
  • Private Government Emails in the FOIA Era
    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted to shine light on government activities for public review. Indeed, for our democracy to function effectively, those who govern must be accountable to those they govern. Along those lines, the Supreme Court has held that our citizenry is entitled to know “what ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, October 12th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • 2016 Insurance-Related Class Actions Filed In or Removed to Federal Court
    This report analyzes 210 insurance-related class actions filed in or removed to federal court in 2016. In many respects, the results are predictable. The greatest percentage of the insurance-related class actions involve coverage or claims handling decisions, although there were a few interesting pockets of recurring class claims, such as inflated drug prices and ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Insuring Cannabis Businesses
    As I note in the linked article, insurers only stand to gain, and in big ways, from underwriting cannabis businesses. Growers, processors, dispensaries and ancillary businesses need a full range of coverage, and are ready to obtain it! Just as in any industry, insurance is a critical component to success ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, October 6th, 2017By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Valuing a Medical Marijuana Grow
    The medical marijuana market in Pennsylvania does not go live until, at the earliest, January 2018. However, the applicants for permits were required to develop business plans based on pro forma projections without having any “actual” information about marijuana sales in the market in which they intend to operate. Actual ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, October 5th, 2017By Seth A. Goldberg
  • VIETNAM – MAIN ISSUES RESTRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION-VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
    Vietnam’s ability to continue expanding its economy is linked to competitiveness. It is clear that supporting institutional regulatory reform and infrastructure development will ensure economic growth in the country. In practice, this approach is feasible by promoting public-private partnership (PPP). This goal includes a long-term investment in infrastructure that harmonizes ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Shores Up Nature of Intent Required for Statutory Bad Faith Claims against Insurers
    It is hard to believe that Rancosky v. Washington National Ins. Co., No. 28 WAP 2016, 2017 Pa. LEXIS 2286 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2017) is the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s first foray into the proof required for statutory insurer bad faith claims, particularly since it has been over twenty-five years since ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017By Charlotte E. Thomas
  • Vietnam plays a calculated game of risk with new solar PPA
    Vietnam appears to be betting on gung ho enthusiasm to kick start solar power development rather than taking bold steps to deliver a stable backbone to the industry.  It’s a gamble that may pay off in the short term but might also saddle the country with poorly-conceived and under-performing projects ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Just Released its 2018 Bank Supervision Operating Plan – Are Your BSA/AML Compliance Programs Ready?
    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Committee on Bank Supervision (CBS) just released its Bank Supervision Operating Plan for 2018 which outlines the OCC’s supervision priorities for individual national banks, federal savings associations, federal branches, and federal agencies and service providers.  For the OCC’s 2018 fiscal year, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Thursday, September 28th, 2017By Khoi D. Dang