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Oregon Hashish: What’s My Partial Marijuana Dispensary Possession Curiosity Value? (Half 2)

Oregon Cannabis: What is My Partial Marijuana Dispensary Ownership Interest Worth? (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about issues with valuing partial ownership interests in a marijuana dispensary. (Of course, these also apply to other companies). This post focused on how the entity choice chosen at formation can affect later value determinations. By and large, valuation problems can arise when a majority owner tries to buy … Read more

Supreme Court docket Dismisses Key Argument in Holocaust Artwork Seizures Lawsuit

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The Supreme Court ruled against the descendants of Holocaust victims whose ancestors were forced to sell valuable works of art to Nazi officials for a fraction of their real value. Under normal circumstances, individuals cannot sue foreign states in a national court. According to CNN, the judges found that the plaintiffs’ claim did not meet … Read more

California Tosses Lawsuit Searching for to Give Rideshare, Gig Drivers Extra Advantages

Massachusetts High Court Says Uber Cannot Force Customers into Arbitration

The lawsuit challenged Proposition 22, a controversial referendum that allows riders to refuse to offer more benefits to off-the-road contractors. The California Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of a referendum that allowed riders and delivery drivers to remain independent contractors. The judges, according to The Associated Press, declined to hear … Read more

Federal Decide Says Oregon Should Supply Inmates COVID-19 Vaccines

Federal Judge Says Oregon Must Offer Inmates COVID-19 Vaccines

Oregon says it will begin delivering vaccines to inmates in the coming weeks. A federal judge has ordered the Oregon Department of Corrections to immediately offer inmates COVID-19 vaccines. Oregon Public Broadcasting said US Magistrate Stacie Beckerman issued an injunction to the group of state inmates behind the lawsuit. While detainees have asked for more … Read more

Divided courtroom permits indoor worship providers to renew in California

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SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on February 6, 2021 at 2:52 a.m. The court issued its ruling on the COVID-related worship restrictions in California at around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. (Katie Barlow) More than eight months after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a California church’s challenge to stay at home orders issued by … Read more

Pupil-loan discharges in chapter and public training for disabled children

Student-loan discharges in bankruptcy and public education for disabled kids

Petitions of the Week By Andrew Hamm on February 5, 2021 at 5:59 pm This week we are highlighting certification filings calling on the Supreme Court to review, among other things, the settlement of student loan debts for “undue hardship” and the statute of limitations for IDEA “child finds” violations. The bankruptcy code allows student … Read more

Divided courtroom favors judicial evaluation of company determination on railroad employee advantages

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OPINION ANALYSIS By Sam Callahan and Allon Kedem on February 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm The Supreme Court appeared in November 2020 when Salinas v US Railroad Retirement Board was debated. (Katie Barlow) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued its first 5-to-4 ruling in a 2020-21 dispute – albeit not in a hot-button constitutional case, … Read more

Hashish Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

Cannabis Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

As I mentioned in my last post, claims in litigation in the cannabis industry are evolving and expanding, and we have seen significant interest in libel claims. Below is an introduction to California’s anti-SLAPP law, codified in the Code of Civil Procedure, Section 425.16. Subsection (a) describes its purpose: “Legislature notes and states that there … Read more