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  • Blog: MisbrandedParadise Lost: Court Dismisses Class Action Alleging Gin “Adulteration”Posted on February 18, 2020 by Dakotah M. Burns, Jonah M. Knobler
    Photo credit: Lemmikkipuu.  (Copyright information) Grains of paradise (aframomum melegueta), pictured above, are a peppery, citrusy spice indigenous to West Africa, related to ginger and cardamom.  The name purportedly derives from medieval merchants’ claims that the plant grew only in the Garden of Eden.  Common to West African cuisine, grains of paradise are also one [...]
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  • Blog: Capital Markets LitigationCryptocurrency and Blockchain Litigation Trends and PredictionsPosted on January 3, 2020 by Alexandra Droz
    As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have expanded, so too have regulatory scrutiny and ensuing litigation. The lack of a uniformly applicable regulatory framework–particularly regarding whether virtual currencies constitute securities subject to the federal securities laws and registration requirements–has led to confusion and uncertainty. Recently filed “fintech” actions are poised to establish precedent in this novel... Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Appellate InsightLegal Ethics: Candor to the Courts & Adverse AuthorityPosted on December 31, 2019 by David Casarrubias
    The line between zealous advocacy and ethical conduct can sometimes become blurry to the advocate seeking to vindicate the client’s cause. And this includes appellate advocacy, not just trial work. Fortunately, the Rules of Professional Conduct inform counsel that ethical duties actually demarcate the boundaries that might otherwise be overlooked. And one of those duties […]
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