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No Harm, But Still a Foul? Liability Under the FCRA Even When Plaintiff Has Incurred No Damages

February 14, 2024

Under a recent Massachusetts appellate court ruling, an employer who conducts background checks may be liable under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for violations of that law –…

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Partners David Holland and Andrew Schriever Stand Alongside Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerry Nadler, and Other Elected Officials and Advocates to Call for Marijuana to be Descheduled

January 30, 2024

At a press conference in Harlem on January 28th, Prince Lobel partners David Holland and Andrew Schriever were present for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement of her letter requesting that Attorney General…

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Applications to Join the Fourth Cohort of the Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program Open February 5

January 19, 2024

Applications for the 4th Cohort of the Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program (SEP) will be open starting February 5. The SEP is a “comprehensive, statewide initiative offering free technical…

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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Releases Model Template for Community Host Agreements

January 12, 2024

Following the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s (CCC) meeting on January 11th, 2024, the CCC disseminated a “model” template for Community Host Agreements (CHAs) applicable to both Marijuana Establishments (ME) and…

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Prince Lobel Welcomes Partner Patrick Fitch

January 4, 2024

Prince Lobel is excited to welcome Patrick Fitch to the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Patrick notes, “I am thrilled to join forces with Bob…

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Season 2 of “Dave and Andrew’s Legal High-Jinx” Is Out Now

January 3, 2024

Episode 201: “Malcolm In The Middle” “Dave and Andrew’s Legal High Jinx” is back with Season 2. In the first episode of the new season, Prince Lobel Partners Andrew Schriever…

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Variscite 2.0? Lawsuit Challenges New York Cannabis Residency Requirements

December 27, 2023

On December 18, 2023, a pair of applicants for adult use cannabis licenses filed a lawsuit challenging the residency requirements of the New York cannabis law. The new case, brought…

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SEC’s Modernized Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

December 18, 2023

On October 10, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) adopted significant amendments to Regulation 13D-G, governing beneficial ownership reporting. These amendments are designed to shorten the filing deadlines…

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Important Reminder: The Corporate Transparency Act Goes Live On January 1, 2024

December 13, 2023

On and After January 1, 2024: Newly formed small and startup businesses must identify and report “Beneficial Ownership Information” about their directors, senior officers and 25%+ investors within 90 days…

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Proposed Settlements in CAURD and Registered Organizations Lawsuits Would Greenlight Dispensary Openings

December 1, 2023

Proposed settlements in two important lawsuits are poised to reshape the landscape of the cannabis industry in New York. The cases involve challenges to the regulatory framework established by the…