BREAKING NEWS: What Will “Increased Enforcement” Against Recreational Marijuana Really Mean

By | Canna Law Blog™ | February 23, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: What Will “Increased Enforcement” Against Recreational Marijuana Really Mean White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke today at a press conference on how he expects the Department of Justice to handle state-legal marijuana in America. In response to a question on how the Trump Administration will handle recreational marijuana, Spicer had this to say: View Full Post
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Google Ordered to Comply with Warrant for Foreign-Stored User Data

Google Ordered to Comply with Warrant for Foreign-Stored User Data In a major development for cloud and other data storage providers, and further complicating the legal landscape for the cross-border handling of data, a Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled for the Department of Justice and ordered Google, Inc., to comply with two search warrants for foreign-stored user data. View Full Post
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U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education withdrew guidance for educational institutions, issued in 2015 and 2016, that took the position that the prohibitions in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and implementing regulations against discrimination on the basis of sex require access to sex-segregated facilities on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.   View Full Post
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Changes to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

Changes to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Requirements On August 30, 2016, after two years of rulemaking, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the agency that administers California’s Proposition 65, adopted amendments to the Proposition 65 regulations that govern the “safe harbor” language deemed to be “clear and reasonable” and thus Proposition 65-compliant. View Full Post
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Smelting the Assets (directors’ Duties/transactions at Undervalue and to Defraud Creditors)

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | February 23, 2017
Smelting the Assets (directors’ Duties/transactions at Undervalue and to Defraud Creditors) Dickinson v NAL (Realisations) Staffordshire Ltd is a useful case on how directors’ duties are looked at following a formal insolvency and ways in which an office holder can challenge transactions if there is evidence of wrongdoing or a concerted strategy to frustrate creditors’ recourse to a Company’s asset base which would ordinarily be available to them in an insolvency, subject of course to valid security and/or third party rights. View Full Post
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Canada V. the US: Highlights from the 2016 Private Deal Points Study

By | Deal Law Wire | February 23, 2017
Canada V. the US: Highlights from the 2016 Private Deal Points Study The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a review of publicly available acquisition agreements for transactions signed in 2014 and 2015. View Full Post
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Social Media for Lawyers is About Giving, Not Distribution and Attention

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | February 23, 2017
Social Media for Lawyers is About Giving, Not Distribution and Attention The more I use social media, the more convinced I am that social media is not about distribution of your content nor garnering traffic to your website or blog. Especially when it comes to a lawyer’s or law firm’s best use of social media.Social media is much different than marketing, gaining mindshare or branding. View Full Post
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Let’s Stop Obsessing Over the Regulation Red Herring

By | SeytLines | February 23, 2017
Let’s Stop Obsessing Over the Regulation Red Herring We should start with the phrase “red herring.” We know that it means a decoy intended to lead us in the wrong direction. But do you know the origin of the phrase? No one knows. As with many phrases, we can find an origination. The oft-cited story explaining the modern use of  this phrase is that someone used a red herring (a type of salted herring) to obliterate his smell so that hounds or wolves lost his scent. View Full Post
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Funding Our Infrastructure Maintenance Backlog Before the Next Crisis

By | EnviroStructure | February 22, 2017
Funding Our Infrastructure Maintenance Backlog Before the Next Crisis The shocking images out of California of the near-failure of the Oroville Dam have once again shined a light on essential, aging American infrastructure. Damage to the nearly mile-long spillway and threatened complete breach of the dam’s “emergency spillway” (really just the side of the hill adjacent to the man-made structure) led to the mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. View Full Post
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Employers Respond to “a Day Without Immigrants”

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 22, 2017
Employers Respond to “a Day Without Immigrants” Last week, thousands of employees throughout the county skipped work as part of “a day without immigrants” demonstration. The employees were protesting the Trump administration’s recent actions regarding immigration. The stated intent was to negatively impact the nation’s economy in an effort to highlight the contributions of immigrant labor. View Full Post
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