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USPTO Adjusts Guidance for Filing Cannabis-Related Trademarks

July 24, 2019

The use of a mark in commerce must be lawful, so the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will…

New Jersey Supreme Court Will Review Employer’s Obligation to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

July 22, 2019

This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD’s)…

Vessel Forfeiture Issues for Carriers Involved in U.S. Government Drug Trafficking or Other Criminal Investigations

July 11, 2019

On June 17, 2019, at the Port of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), U.S. federal law enforcement seized over 16 tons of cocaine…

Beware of Impairment Provisions in Bankruptcy Claim Sale/Assignment Agreements

July 9, 2019

Bankruptcy Claims Trading Claims trading plays a huge role in bankruptcies.  In 2018, it is reported that there were nearly…

NJ Governor Expected to Sign Medical Marijuana Expansion into Law July 2

June 28, 2019

On June 28, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that he will sign the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical…

Illinois Senate and General Assembly Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

June 24, 2019

Last month, the Illinois Senate and General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”). The Act is…

Cannabis Legislation Heating Up in the Summer Session

June 14, 2019

Financial institutions looking to work with cannabis companies have a lot to look forward to this summer. On June 11,…

NJ Department of Health Issues Request for Applications for New Alternative Treatment Centers to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana

June 3, 2019

Today, the New Jersey Department of Health announced that it is seeking new applicants to operate up to 108 additional Alternative Treatment…

The End of an Era in New York Commercial Lease Disputes?

May 28, 2019

Commercial landlords in New York are very familiar with Yellowstone injunctions. A Yellowstone injunction, aptly named for the landmark case…

NJ to Consider Two Notable Bills Concerning Residential Tenancies

May 28, 2019

On Monday, June 3, 2019, the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will meet in Trenton, NJ to…

Pushing Players Too Far to “Do Something” Will Not “Win the Day” in Court – Takeaways from two UO Suits

May 1, 2019

Sports Medicine and the Law

When Willie Taggart took over as the head coach for the University of Oregon football program, the Ducks’ motto changed…

Employers May Be Required to Submit Pay Data to the EEOC by September 30, 2019

April 8, 2019

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) informed a federal judge that it intends to require employers to turn…

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds That Employer May Have To Provide Accommodation To Licensed Medical Marijuana User

March 29, 2019

On March 27, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD’s) protection of…

Banks Move One Step Closer to Working with Cannabis Companies

March 28, 2019

On March 28, 2019, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act easily passed the House Financial Services Committee by…

New Jersey Legislature Stalls Legalized Marijuana Vote

March 26, 2019

Yesterday, the New Jersey Legislature was scheduled to vote on a bill to legalize adult-use marijuana.  Senate President Stephen Sweeney,…

Wani v. George Fox University – Handling Student-Athlete Complaints on the Field and In the Locker Room

March 14, 2019

Sports Medicine and the Law

In the following article, we summarize the case of Wani v. George Fox University, and we discuss two takeaways from…

YIKES! Operation Varsity Blues

March 13, 2019

Everyone in the Higher Education world is now aware of the Federal investigation into bribery/fraud schemes to “guarantee” admission of…

DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule, Increasing Minimum Salary Threshold

March 11, 2019

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its long-anticipated proposed rule that is intended to increase the number…

NJ Municipalities Look to Ban Recreational Marijuana as State Inches Closer to Legalization

February 25, 2019

Earlier this month it was widely reported that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President, Steve Sweeney reached a…

Pennsylvania Courts Get One Step Closer to Reviewing Employee Termination Based on Medical Marijuana Use

February 15, 2019

Almost one year after Pennsylvania first permitted the use of medical marijuana, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued its first…