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

By | Canna Law Blog™ | February 23, 2017
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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Wild Introgressions: The Tomato Genome’s Impact On Plant Patenting and Trademark Branding Prospects

blog tomato 1Diana Kennedy, an intrepid chronicler of Mexican cuisine, describes cuatomates as “very small cherry tomatoes with an intense flavor and enormous amount of tiny seeds.”  A potently flavored, tiny green tomatillo variety “grows wild in [Mexican] cornfields.”[1] Wild, obscure tomatoes—ones you’ve never seen nor tasted—represent the tomato’s intellectual property asset future, in the form of valuable plant patents, closely held trade secrets and memorable trademarks.   View Full Post
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BC Court of Appeal: “Immediate” Termination Rights in Dealer Agreements Must Be Exercised Promptly

By | Consumer & Retail Advisor | February 23, 2017
By Adam Ship Adam Ship In the recent decision of Cellular Baby Cell Phones Accessories Specialist Ltd. v. Fido Solutions Inc., 2017 BCCA 50 the BC Court of Appeal held that the long delay in the exercise of a supplier’s contractual right to terminate a dealership agreement rendered the termination improper.  View Full Post
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Changes to Pennsylvania Business Entity Laws

By | Emerging Companies Insider | February 23, 2017
Pennsylvania legislation known as Act 170 (the “Act”), which went into effect earlier this week, represents a comprehensive revision to the existing laws of partnerships and limited liability companies.  The Act amends Pennsylvania law on corporations and unincorporated associations and adopts the Uniform Partnership Act, Uniform Limited Partnership Act and Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and is effective in two stages: On February 21, 2017 for all entities that file on or after February 21, 2017; and On April 1, 2017 for all existing entities unless such entities elect to be governed by the Act. View Full Post
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Proposed Bill Threatens Franchising in Florida

Business People with Contract-700_440A bill introduced this month in the Florida Legislature threatens to fundamentally shift the balance of franchise relationships in the Sunshine State. SB 750, deceptively titled “Protect Florida Small Business Act,” represents the most expansive, invasive and burdensome franchise relationship law ever proposed in the United States, if not the world. View Full Post
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February 19, 2017: Calcalist Interviews Joey Shabot

By | GT Israel Law Blog | February 23, 2017
February 19, 2017: Calcalist Interviews Joey Shabot Operating shareholder of the Tel Aviv office was recently interviewed for the prominent Israeli economic journal Calcalist: “Unlike other international law firms which usually have a minor physical presence in Israel, Greenberg Traurig’s local office employs eight attorneys in Israel. ‘Not only did we set up a platform in Israel’, says Shabot, distinguishing between GT and other firms, ‘but we have a whole team providing services to Israeli clients, in their own language and local business hours’. 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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Does Increased Regulation of E-Cigarettes Threaten to Make the Vaping Industry Go Up in Smoke?

By | Defense Litigation Insider | February 23, 2017
Does Increased Regulation of E-Cigarettes Threaten to Make the Vaping Industry Go Up in Smoke? Dustin Beckley e-cigarette-1301664__340Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has regulated electronic cigarettes, making it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. Similarly, California recently enacted legislation requiring a minimum purchase age of 21 for e-cigarettes. Tobacco critic Stanton Glantz argued in favor of the minimum purchase age, stating that “There’s no question that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as cigarettes are,” he says, “but they’re still dangerous.” Federal regulations have also prohibited e-cigarette retailers from providing free samples to customers and state regulations have required retailers to register and obtain a license. 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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