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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,…


Bylined Articles

Marketing Considerations for CBD Companies in 2021

December 28, 2020

Bloomberg Law
By Kelly Huff and Georgette Castner

The FDA is expected to issue formal regulations in 2021 to further define the parameters for selling CBD products. But…

TikTok Rulings May Clarify Scope Of Economic Powers Law

December 7, 2020

By Jeremy D. Mishkin and Joseph E. Samuel, Jr.

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

Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency During a Pandemic

November 2, 2020

American Bankruptcy Institute
By David Dormont, Edward L. Schnitzer and Joseph E. Samuel, Jr.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the U.S., many companies face the difficult prospect of…

Financial Responsibility: What About Taxes? 2 Tax Issues to Focus on During the Pandemic

October 22, 2020

Modern Contractor Solutions
By Christopher Scott D'Angelo

PAYROLL TAXES HOLIDAY Contractors—like all employers—are responsible for withholding federal and—where applicable—state and local income taxes from employees’ paychecks, as…

In the News

Report on Philadelphia police protest response finds flaws

December 24, 2020

AP News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An independent review of Philadelphia’s police response to days of widespread protests after the May killing of…

‘Ineffective Operations Plan’: Independent Report Blasts Philadelphia’s Handling Of George Floyd Protests, Civil Unrest

December 23, 2020

By Matt Petrillo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An independent report released Wednesday afternoon blasted Philadelphia’s response to its handling of the protests and civil…

Philly Police Were Overwhelmed and Underprepared for Floyd Protests, Report Says

December 23, 2020

By Claudia Vargas

Despite large and unruly protests in other major cities following the death of George Floyd, Philadelphia Police officials didn’t plan…

Independent report reveals new details from civil unrest in Philly last summer

December 23, 2020

KYW Newsradio
By Pat Loeb and Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The independent report on the Philadelphia police response to civil unrest last summer contains nearly 80 recommendations…

Press Releases

Montgomery McCracken Welcomes Two Associates

January 5, 2021

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the addition of two associates to the firm’s Philadelphia office. Rachel L. Goodman and…

Philadelphia Police Department Begins Implementing Change Based on After-Action Report

December 23, 2020

A comprehensive examination of the City’s response to the protests is released. (Philadelphia, PA) – Nearly 80 recommendations are highlighted…

Stephen G. Rhoads Selected to Main Line Today’s 2020 Top Lawyers

December 22, 2020

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Stephen G. Rhoads has been named a “2020 Top Lawyer” by Main Line…

Ernest D. Holtzheimer Elected Chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Jon C. Hughes Elected to Executive Committee

December 15, 2020

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Ernest D. Holtzheimer was elected Chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia…