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New Legislation to Regulate Hemp, Extracts and CBD

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:10

The New York State Legislature has passed legislation which, if signed by Governor Cuomo, will establish one of the most comprehensive regulatory frameworks for hemp and hemp extracts in the country and could significantly impact the burgeoning hemp industry in New York by adding new regulatory requirements. This article provides a summary of some of the legislation's more notable (and controversial) provisions.


Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:08

ALM is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers and the launch of a strategic partnership between ALM and The National Trial Lawyers.


Would Jeffrey Epstein's Accusers Have Fared Better After #MeToo Movement?

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:37

"It's such a clear signaling that what we really care about here is not sexual assault," said University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks, who drafted the first model criminal statute on nonconsensual pornography, or revenge porn. "What we care about is the men involved."


Rimon Nabs 5 Lawyers From LA Cannabis Boutique

Wed, 2019-08-14 08:14

Fast-growing midsize law firm Rimon adds a five-attorney group from Los Angeles cannabis boutique firm, Frontera Law Group.


What's Next: Burford Capital's Mudied Waters + Facial Recognition Hits a Fever Pitch + Michael Dreeben Expects a Stronger Fourth Amendment

Wed, 2019-08-14 07:30

Legal experts watching Burford Capital and Muddy Waters exchange blows after last week's report, discuss what this could mean for the litigation funding industry.


UK Insurance Giant Aviva Taps 10 Firms

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:50

The FSTE 100 insurer has refreshed its Group and Investor legal panels.


Ex-Skadden Partner s Trial Starts, Again, FCPA Ruling is Boon for Prosecutors, Why is Dentons in New Zealand? The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:00

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DC Judge Makes Her Mueller-Arena Debut With McGahn Case

Wed, 2019-08-14 00:52

Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered that the lawsuit get a new judge, citing a “potential for manipulation over case assignments.


Preliminary Injunction Argued in NY Vaccine Exemption Fight

Wed, 2019-08-14 00:41

“What we have here in terms of a preliminary injunction are very serious issues, said Michael Sussman, an attorney for the plaintiffs.


Compliance Hot Spots: Why Quinn Emanuel Filed a FARA Registration | Prevention Expectations Are Growing | Meet Sidley Austin's Huawei Lobbying Team | Notable Moves & More

Tue, 2019-08-13 21:00

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Winston & Strawn Protests Ex-Partner's 'Firm Always Wins' Characterization

Tue, 2019-08-13 18:16

The firm, represented by Orrick at the US Supreme Court, is pressing its argument that a former partner's discrimination and retaliation claims must face confidential arbitration.


While Searching for New General Counsel, Michigan State Settles Federal Nassar Inquiry

Tue, 2019-08-13 17:16

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced Monday that the school has agreed to a number of revisions after the sports doctor was imprisoned for the rest of his life for abusing hundreds of student athletes in his care over decades.


Donziger Faces Criminal Contempt Prosecution Team at Seward & Kissel

Tue, 2019-08-13 16:48

After the Southern District U.S. Attorney's office said it didn't have the resources to take up the case, a judge has appointed a Seward & Kissel team to prosecute Steven Donziger for criminal contempt.


Warden at Epstein Jail Reassigned, Staffers Placed on Leave Pending Probe

Tue, 2019-08-13 16:16

A Department of Justice spokeswoman said Attorney General William Barr had directed the Bureau of Prisons to "temporarily assign" the warden to a regional office.


2nd Circuit's Decision Could Be 'Tip of the Iceberg' for FCPA Challenges

Tue, 2019-08-13 15:38

The appellate court ruled that prosecutors do not have to prove that a bribe was paid in exchange for an “official act in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.


What Keeps Lawyers Up at Night? Data Breaches

Tue, 2019-08-13 15:29

"We are behind the curve in addressing the issue," said Jamie Sullivan, a partner with Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald in Hartford.


GSU Law Starts First Immigration Clinic in Georgia

Tue, 2019-08-13 14:41

The asylum grant rate from the Atlanta Immigration Court is one of the lowest in the country, making legal representation for those facing deportation even more critical, said the leader of the new GSU Law clinic.


My Weekday Workout: Cozen O’Connor's Anna McDonough

Tue, 2019-08-13 14:38

"We all keep tabs on each other. Either we are scheduled to run or we check out each other s runs on the fitness app, so you don t want to be the one who wimps out!"


Top Court Reporter in NY Sues to Get His State Job Back

Tue, 2019-08-13 14:25

The lawsuit provides an unusual look into the office politics and economics of the official record-keepers at some of the busiest courthouses in New York.


22 States Sue Trump's EPA Over 'Do-Nothing' Environmental Rule

Tue, 2019-08-13 14:25

Trump's plan will "keep the oldest and dirtiest of coal plants in the country on life support," Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said Tuesday.