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IP Frontiers: The difficulties of protecting cannabis and related intellectual property


As more than half of the states in the U.S. have recently decriminalized cannabis/marijuana to some extent, the domestic cannabis business has been growing rapidly. As of the date of this publication, marijuana is legal for medical use in 33 ...

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Money Management: Rumblings in the bond market


On July 31 the Federal Open Market Committee cut the Federal Funds Rate range from 2.25%-2.5% by 25 basis points to 2%-2.25% (Source: This marked the first cut in the face of nine rate hikes that started in December ...

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Legal Loop: Small firm lawyers in 2019: geographic data, earnings, career satisfaction and more


Running a small law firm in 2019 isn’t easy, in part because the legal marketplace is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. 21st-century technologies and globalization are significantly impacting the business of law and continue to disrupt and alter ...

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Trials and Tribulations: Child Victims Act lawsuits reject pre-action discovery, but allow jurisdiction over alleged perpetrator

Laura Myers

Two recent New York State Supreme Court cases have already begun to address the many uncertainties that will need to be resolved when the Child Victims Act officially goes into effect on Aug. 14, 2019. The first lawsuit, titled Estate ...

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Real Estate Law: You’ve got mail: bringing New York’s self-storage industry into the 21st century

Patrick Quigley

The self-storage industry can be full of surprises. As any viewer of the show “Storage Wars” can tell, you don’t always know what’s behind those locked doors. But, not all surprises are tucked away in the storage units. In fact, ...

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