Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

By | Physician Law | April 24, 2017
As first posted on our sister blog, “In The Weeds” (Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Blog), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its long-awaited proposed temporary regulations regarding physicians on April 11, 2017.  A copy of the temporary regulations can be found here:  PA Temporary Physician Medical Marijuana Regulations The temporary regulations provide additional detail on the physician registration process, including the required four-hour training session regarding the legal use of medical marijuana and research on its effects, as well as the process for patient certification for use of medical marijuana. View Full Post
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Establishing Entitlement to Punitive Damages: The Not So Puny Standard

reward and punish words on toggle switch or lever Copyright: iqoncept / 123RF Stock Photo Punitive damages may be awarded in civil actions as a form of punishment to deter others from engaging in conduct similar to the defendant.  Punitive damages are only available for certain claims, such as intentional torts, and only if the defendant is personally guilty of the misconduct.  View Full Post
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Some Thoughts On Advertising and Fair Housing

By | Fair Housing Defense | April 24, 2017
Advertising your property is a good way to get apartments filled. But marketing a community can create a handful of fair housing challenges concerning the use of advertising.  First, remember that advertising is covered under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). When you advertise, do it in a way to reach as many demographic groups as possible. View Full Post
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The Next Frontier in ADA Access Litigation – Online (Part I)

Florida, and particularly South Florida, has always been on the leading edge of legal trends that involve mandatory attorneys’ fees for plaintiffs.  For many years, the United District Court in and for the Southern District led the pack in the number of Title III cases filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  View Full Post
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The Trials and Tribulations of the NJSPCA

As recently reported, the NJSPCA has hefty legal fees, averaging nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year, as reported by Kane In Your Corner: NJSPCA refusing to show invoices for legal fees. But, following an OPRA request for the invoices requested by Kane In Your Corner (“Kane”), NJSPCA first refused to produce the requested documents and later stated that they did not exist-they were allegedly discarded by “the organization’s former treasurer, Frank Rizzo.” This latest incident followed the agency’s failure to file its required IRS 990 forms for 2013, 2014, and 2015 which resulted in the termination of its non-profit status, as least temporarily. View Full Post
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