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  • China Quietly Dominates Hemp Market
    A fascinating piece in the South China Morning Post last week reports that a number of Chinese provinces have legalized the production of cannabis, and more particularly hemp, to make fabric, pharmaceuticals and food and drinks. Hemp production in China apparently dates back over 3,000 years and seems to have been the source ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, September 4th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • Duane Morris’ Thomas Newman Recognized as the NYC Appellate “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
    Duane Morris’ Thomas Newman has been named by Best Lawyers as the “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City Appellate Practice for 2018. The recognition is given to only one attorney for each practice area and city. Lawyers are selected based on high marks received during peer-review assessments conducted by Best Lawyers each ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Thursday, August 31st, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann – Solar Power Development in Vietnam – what you must know:
      What can you tell me about the policies Vietnam now has in place to support solar development? The legal framework is almost complete. I expect the solar PPA template will be issued within this year so that the investors have full guidance to develop projects in Vietnam. However, as ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • CaliBurger Copies In-N-Out and Wins
    CaliBurger is an in international burger chain, and it seems to be winning after copying the In-N-Out formula.  When CaliBurger opened in Shanghai in 2011, it openly copied the In-N-Out formula.  It sold Double-Doubles (In-N-Out’s signature burger), Animal-Style fries (In-N-Out’s signature fries), and sodas with palm-trees printed on the cups ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017By Constantine R. Mittendorf
  • Netflix Launches Cannabis Products to Promote Shows
    Netflix found an interesting way to promote their new show Disjointed, which will star Kathy Bates as the operator of a California cannabis dispensary. They partnered with a California medical cannabis seller to operate a pop-up shop selling 12 different cannabis strains named and developed based on 10 of Netflix’s shows. ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • The Second Circuit Loosens The Reins On Insider Trading Prosecutions
    After an intervening decision by the United States Supreme Court last year and a rare rehearing of oral argument in March, the Second Circuit has affirmed the conviction of Matthew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In doing so, the Second Circuit has signaled a substantial shift ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Hope and hesitation at M&A forum
    Discussion at this year’s Vietnam M&A Forum, which took place earlier this month in Ho Chi Minh City, revolved around the challenges facing Vietnam’s M&A market and the need for a big push to maintain the momentum of previous years.   As of this month, deals have fallen short of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Seventh Circuit Rules Cosmetology Students Are Not Employees
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion that supports numerous district court opinions that cosmetology students are not employees. In Hollins v. Regency Corp., ___ F.3d ___, No. 15-3607, 2017 WL 3474266 (7th Cir. Aug. 14, 2017), Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote the opinion of a unanimous panel ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • The Second Circuit Loosens The Reins On Insider Trading Prosecutions
    By Jovalin Dedaj After an intervening decision by the United States Supreme Court last year and a rare rehearing of oral argument in March, the Second Circuit has affirmed the conviction of Matthew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In doing so, the Second Circuit has signaled ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017By Jovalin Dedaj
  • What to Do About Social Media Bullying and Hate
    Social media outlets now connect billions of people around the globe on a constant basis. Facebook, by headcount, has become the largest nation on the planet, with approximately two billion users. A tremendous number of these users communicate with others via their social media accounts many times a day. Of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod