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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…

UPDATED – COVID-19 in New York: Essential Business, Law Firms, and State and Federal Courts

November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020 – UPDATE: Although it was serially extended over the past eight months, often on the day it…

New Jersey Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Referendum

November 4, 2020

On November 3, 2020, the voters of New Jersey approved an amendment to the state constitution that legalizes the recreational…

NJ Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question FAQ

October 12, 2020

On November 3, 2020, the citizens of New Jersey will answer Public Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, which proposes…

Just Sign the Authorization

September 29, 2020

Plaintiffs be warned – failing to sign an authorization permitting litigants access to your consumer report may result in sanctions….

Philadelphia Expands Paid Sick Leave Coverage for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19

September 23, 2020

Last week, Philadelphia City Council passed the Public Health Emergency Leave Bill, providing two weeks of paid sick leave to…

FTC Signals Intent to Focus on Use of Social Media Bots in Advertising

September 14, 2020

Over the past year, the FTC has signaled its intention to bring enforcement actions against businesses that participate in the…

Proposed HEROES Act Poses Great Risks to Those Extending Credit or Attempting to Collect on a Debt

August 5, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the United States, Congress is in the process of…

Understanding Your Students’ First Amendment Rights is a “Snap”

July 17, 2020

Finally, the Third Circuit has judicially defined the upside-down smiley-face emoji. B.L. v. Mahanoy Area S.D., No. 19-1842, 6/30/30, slip…