NJ Recreational Cannabis Law Raises Questions for Employers

March 8, 2021

On February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy legalized the recreational use of cannabis for persons age 21 and older with…

New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis Market

February 22, 2021

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed three pieces of enabling legislation into law that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for…

New Jersey Appellate Division Largely Sides with Department of Health’s Rejection of Certain Applications for Medical Marijuana Licenses

February 18, 2021

Today, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, issued an opinion (per curiam) largely affirming the New Jersey Department…

Title IX & Tenure: How Separate Standards Can Sow Institutional Discord

February 18, 2021

In 2017 and 2018, under Obama-era guidance, a tenured professor with Ohio University was determined responsible for violating the school’s…

Delaware Supreme Court Limits Damages for Fraud in the Absence of a Contract

February 8, 2021

Perhaps the most important factor in deciding whether to litigate a commercial dispute is assessing available damages should you prevail….

$2.5M Judgment Against University for Overseas Sex Assault Serves as Reminder that Liability is Not Limited to Title IX

February 4, 2021

On February 2, 2021, the Rhode Island School of Design (“RISD”) was found to be liable under a theory of…

States Challenge DOL’s Final Rule Regulating Tipped Employee’s Wages

January 27, 2021

Last Tuesday, January 19, 2021, nine state Attorneys General filed suit against the Department of Labor (“DOL”) in the U.S….

CFPB Adopts Strict Liability Standard for Debt Collectors Who Sue or Threaten Suit Over Time-Barred Debt

January 22, 2021

On January 19, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final debt collection rules in the Federal Register,…

USDA Issues Final Rule Regarding Hemp Production Program

January 21, 2021

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule governing the Establishment of a Domestic…

Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case Calls Into Question Bankruptcy Protections for Cannabis Companies

January 15, 2021

Despite a company’s claim that it deals only in legal hemp products, a federal court this week denied the company’s…

New COVID-19 Relief Package Provides Some Preference Relief

January 11, 2021

As most know, the second COVID-19 relief package included another round of stimulus checks, an extension of the eviction moratorium,…

EEOC Issues Guidance on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

December 23, 2020

With the FDA’s recent Emergency Use Authorization of two COVID-19 vaccines, many employers view vaccines as a key component to…

UPDATED – New York Real Estate during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 23, 2020

December 23, 2020 – UPDATE: This is an update on how the ongoing pandemic continues to affect New York landlords and…

Stockholder Books and Records Actions: Delaware Supreme Court Levels the Playing Field for Stockholders Seeking to Investigate Malfeasance

December 15, 2020

Stockholder books and record inspection rights under 8 Del. C. § 220 is a topic that seldom dazzles the senses…

Avoiding CBD Product Pitfalls in 2021

December 3, 2020

Over the last two years, store shelves across America have been increasingly showcasing a brand-new line of products: CBD products….

‘Tis the Season for Bad Weather and Cargo Damage

December 3, 2020

Winters at sea in the Northern Hemisphere are very harsh.  Despite vessel owners and operators’ best efforts to secure cargo…

Court Rules That Off-Duty Use of Medical Marijuana Is Not A “Disability” Under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

December 2, 2020

On November 10, 2020, Judge Terrence Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas ruled that an employee’s off-duty…

Is Free Speech Online About To Get A Lot Less Free?

November 30, 2020

If you or your friends and family use any sort of social media, write a review of a product, or…

Legal Battles Over Trump Administration’s TikTok Ban Reach Appellate Courts

November 23, 2020

The fight between the Trump administration and popular video-sharing social network TikTok continues on multiple fronts.  TikTok and some of…

Maritime Attachment & Arrest

November 18, 2020

Maritime attachments and vessel arrests are very useful tools for maritime claimants.  The successful use of Rule B and Rule…