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    Blog: Appellate Insight

    Arbitrator Disclosures: The Effects of Monster Energy

    When the 9th Circuit issued Monster Energy Company v. City Beverages, LLC, 940 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2019), there was immediate concern over how far the decision would extend and how many cases it would spawn. The decision vacated an arbitral award in favor of Monster Energy. The court found there was evident partiality “given […] The post Arbitrator Disclosures: The Effects of Monster Energy first appeared on Appellate Insight.

    Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law Blog

    New OFAC General License Clarifies Ability to Engage in Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine and Russia

    In connection with the war in Ukraine, the United States has significantly enhanced its sanctions against the Russian Federation.  However, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) recently issued a new General License, General License No. 27, which clarifies that the sanctions do not apply to certain humanitarian work in Ukraine [...]

    Blog: Cannabis Law Blog

    Agency Name Change: Meet the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency

    Effective April 13, 2022, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency has a new name—the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. On February 11, 2022, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2022-1, which made a number of significant changes to various Michigan administrative agencies.   Notably, the Executive Order re-named the Marijuana Regulatory Agency to the Cannabis Regulatory Agency... Continue Reading

    Blog: Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog

    Second Circuit Doubles Down on Expansive Application of Federal Fraud Statutes

    In United States v. Percoco, the Second Circuit (Raggi, Chin, Sullivan)[1] the Second Circuit affirmed the convictions of several defendants involved in the so-called “Buffalo Billion” scandal.  The charged crimes included three distinct schemes.  One involved bid rigging by a lobbyist, his clients, and an individual with sway over awarding contracts under the project.  The other [...]

    Blog: Drone Law Blog

    Privacy Rights and Public Perception – What Didn’t Change in COVID

    We came across an interesting article in Slate that highlights an example of one police department in Connecticut that sought to use drones to help flatten the curve in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic—allegedly by using drones equipped with tools that could monitor compliance with social distancing guidance and potential symptoms such as elevated temperature […]