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  • Gainful Employment- October 1 Data Reporting Deadline for 2018-2019
    On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published a final rule rescinding the Department’s gainful employment (GE) regulations (2014 Rule) in the Federal Register. Institutions were given the option to early implement the rescission of the GE rule. Institutions that did not early implement the rule are still ... read more
    Posted to UpdateEdPublished on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019By Katherine D. Brodie
  • First Import Permit Issued for Sport Hunted Threatened Lion Trophy
    For the first time since the United States protected lions under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) in 2016, the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) has issued a permit to allow an American sport hunter to bring back parts of a lion he killed on a trophy hunt in Tanzania. Before ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Monday, September 16th, 2019By Rebecca E. Bazan
  • BYOD and eCOA: A Match Made in Heaven?
    This was originally published in the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Update magazine. Patient-focused drug development and the selection and development of Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) continue to be a focus for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At the same time, we continue to see an increase in ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Friday, September 13th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Cannabis Vapor Sales Fall in Midst of Health Scare, Though CDC Revises Scope of Inquiry
    Over the last few weeks, numerous media reports have focused on the alleged though unverified link between vaping products and certain health-related issues, including what have been described as “lung illnesses.” While reactions have surfaced quickly (among them President Trump’s statement this week that his Administration will move to restrict ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, September 13th, 2019By Justin M. L. Stern
  • New IRS Procedures for Expats to Come into Compliance with US Tax & Filing Obligations
    On September 6, 2019 the IRS announced new procedures (Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens) that will enable certain individuals who relinquished their US citizenship to come into compliance with their US tax and filing obligations.  The procedures are directed at so-called  “accidental Americans” (i.e.,  citizens  of a country other ... read more
    Posted to Brazil Business & InvestmentPublished on Thursday, September 12th, 2019By Andrew L. Odell
  • Will California Be the First to Ban Fur Sales Statewide?
    by Michelle C. Pardo The California legislature has passed a bill to ban the sale of new fur products anywhere within the state. The bill would make it unlawful to “sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or otherwise distribute for monetary or nonmonetary consideration a fur product, as ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, September 12th, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • CA does NOT elect to conform to Federal Opportunity Zone program for CA property – Brad A. Molotsky, Duane Morris LLP
    Sept. 12, 2019—The California state legislature adjourns tomorrow for the rest of 2019 without considering opportunity zones (OZ) state conformity legislation. While 38 other states have followed federal form and allow for the waiver/elimination of capital gains on the sale of qualified property after 10 years in those states, California ... read more
    Posted to Project Development/Infrastructure/P-3Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Your Smartphone: Friend or Foe?
    Wherever we go these days, whether at work, at home, in restaurants, outside, or practically anywhere else, people reflexively go to their smartphones constantly. Why? Because those little handheld devices can accomplish so much. We can send communications across various platforms, conduct business tasks, check on the news, shop, participate ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, September 12th, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod
  • FTC Warning Letters and Reports of Vaping-Related Illnesses Hit Cannabis Industry
    The past week has shown the challenges that the cannabis industry supply chain—manufacturers, processors, distributors and dispensaries—faces, as regulators target claims relating to the health benefits of CBD and media outlets report, without any scientific evidence, that cannabis vaping may be linked to lung illnesses, and, as of the issuing ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Will Ban on Flavored Nicotine Encompass THC or CBD Vaping?
    I have been writing about the recent reports of vaping related deaths and illnesses, and allegations that in some instances cannabis vaping could be a contributing factor, with a focus on the heightened risk of personal injury/product liability lawsuits.  Amidst those reports it is now being reported that the Trump ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019By Seth A. Goldberg