Recent Entries

  • The Light is Still Yellow, but Hemp-Derived CBD Hits The Mass Market
    CVS Pharmacy’s announcement  that it will be selling hemp-derived CBD topicals, including creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee, should really come as no surprise, as the mass marketing of CBD has been an eventuality since hemp was removed from the ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Gotham Green makes $250M investment in Medmen – Brad A. Molotsky, Esquire
    Per MJBiz, MedMen, a California-based multistate marijuana operator, will receive an investment of up to $250 million from private equity fund Gotham Green Partners (GGP). The investment – a convertible credit facility – is believed to be the largest to date by a single investor in a publicly traded cannabis ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, March 22nd, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Pigeon Seeks Election as “Animal Mayor”
    by John M. Simpson As recently reported, a pigeon in the London borough of Lewisham named “Tony” has been proposed by an online petition to be the town’s “Animal Mayor.”  The petition requests that the existing mayor and borough council create this position which would be “the figure head and forum ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, March 21st, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • Law of the Case? Not in our Forum! Continuing Trend of PTAB Aggressively Using Its Discretionary Powers to Deny Institution of IPRs
    By statute, Congress gave the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) broad discretionary power in deciding whether or not to institute an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding.[1] Recently, the PTAB’s application of this discretionary authority to deny IPR petitions has continued to be aggressive in frequency and scope. Several possible ... read more
    Posted to PTAB PracticePublished on Thursday, March 21st, 2019By Christopher J. Tyson
  • SCOTUS Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law
    On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law, a “bare-metal” manufacturer is liable for failure to warn of dangers posed by parts used with its products, even though they are made by other manufacturers. Rejecting both a “foreseeability” ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Thursday, March 21st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Involuntary Technological Encroachment
    Once upon a time, the advent of the radio was considered a major advancement, and families in the evenings would huddle together and listen to favorite radio shows. Not that much later, television became the big thing. And with TV, it was easy to sit passively by as a couch ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, March 21st, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Why Social Justice Matters in the Cannabis Debate
    The centuries of enslaving people of color and the overwhelming racism against and systemic mistreatment of Mexicans and other Hispanics in this country were and in many respects to this day remain horrid and indefensible. This has been no more apparent than in the U.S. “War on Drugs.” We can ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Duane Morris Partner Rob Byer Among Faculty at Advanced Appellate Advocacy 2019
    Duane Morris partner Robert L. Byer will be among the faculty at PBI’s Advanced Appellate Advocacy 2019.  Join a panel of appellate judges and experienced appellate lawyers as they walk you through the process of appealing a case to a higher court. They’ll also identify potential minefields that you may encounter ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • NJ Adult Use Bill – Two Steps Closer to a March 25th Vote – Brad A. Molotsky, Esq.
    According to late night reporting from NJ Biz – Dan Munoz, who has been all over this topic, committees in both the NJ Assembly & Senate approved a measure that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana, setting the proposals for a showdown full-floor vote in 7 days from now on March ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, March 18th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • VIETNAM – SOLAR POWER SECTOR – NEW MODEL PPA FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROJECTS
    On 8 January 2019, the Prime Minister issued Decision 02 to amend certain articles of Decision 11 on mechanism for encouragement of development of solar power in Vietnam. Decision 02 promulgates new payment scheme to replace the troublesome net-metering structure of the rooftop solar power projects under Decision 11. However, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, March 18th, 2019By Oliver Massmann