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  • Lawsuit Seeks Exemption from Broker Registration for Private Placement Finders
    A few months ago, a real estate company brought an action against the Securities and Exchange Commission, and apparently the SEC now has been served in the case, known as Platform Real Estate, Inc. vs. United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The federal case was filed in the Southern District ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Thursday, August 8th, 2019By David N. Feldman
  • Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Confidentiality of Corporate Books and Records in Statutory Inspections
    On August 7, 2019, the Supreme Court of Delaware issued an opinion making clear that  no presumption exists under Delaware law that the corporate books and records a stockholder inspects pursuant to 8 Del. C. 220 will be entitled to confidentiality restrictions.  That said, the Supreme Court also made clear that the Court ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Delaware Business LawPublished on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019By Richard L. Renck
  • Second Circuit Asks How to Address 924(c) Appeals in the Wake of Davis
    By Jovalin Dedaj The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in United States v. Davis, 588 U.S. ___ (2019), has opened the floodgates to hundreds of petitions seeking to overturn convictions under the residual clause of Section 924(c).  Now, circuit courts of appeals across the nation are feeling the immediate impact of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019By Jovalin Dedaj
  • Michelle Pardo Interviewed on The Lars Larson Show
    The Lars Larson Show interviewed Duane Morris partner Michelle Pardo in a podcast interview titled, “Do Animals and Humans Have a ‘Right to Wilderness?'” Michelle discussed ALDF et al. v. United States, which she also discusses in her blog post, “Animal Activist Group Loses ‘Right to Wilderness’ Lawsuit.” To listen ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Monday, August 5th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • U.S. Department of Education Rejects California’s Student Complaint Process But Provides Path to Compliance
    Late on Friday, August 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the California Department of Consumer Affairs that rejected California’s proposed complaint process for Californians attending online programs offered by out-of-state public and nonprofit institutions, but provided a clear path to compliance and a promise not to disrupt ... read more
    Posted to UpdateEdPublished on Monday, August 5th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • 100% Natural Case 100% Dismissed: You Can’t Have a False Advertising Case Without Advertising
    A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a false advertising case brought by two non-profit groups, finding that their own testimony sunk their claims. The two plaintiffs, the Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth, sued Sanderson Farms Inc. (“Sanderson”), alleging that Sanderson’s advertisements ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, August 2nd, 2019By Rebecca E. Bazan
  • Animal Activist Group Loses “Right to Wilderness” Lawsuit
    by Michelle C. Pardo If you thought animal and environmental activists had already pushed the envelope far enough in the world of federal court litigation, think again. This week, an Oregon federal judge ruled that a group of plaintiffs – made up of animal and environmental activist organizations and individuals ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, August 1st, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • Government Accountability Office Focuses on Nursing Home Abuse Reporting
    By Susan V. Kayser On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing where a representative of the Government Accountability Office testified on elder abuse in nursing homes.  At the hearing, reported at GAO-19-671T, the GAO representative discussed the June 2019 GAO report entitled “Improved Oversight Needed ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Thursday, August 1st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Ohio Governor Signs Sweeping Hemp and CBD Legislation
    On July 30, 2019, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law S.B. 57, legislation that overhauls Ohio’s laws concerning hemp. Significantly, the bill also contains an emergency provision, meaning that the bill, some critical aspects of which are discussed below, takes effect immediately. One of the most important aspects of ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, August 1st, 2019By Justin M. L. Stern
  • European Union Seeks to Update and Centralize Internet Law
    While issues relating to Brexit and Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister of England have tended to dominate the news across the pond, not to be lost in the shuffle are reports that the European Union is in the process of creating a new law that would add further regulation ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019By DuaneMorris3