DOJ Pulls Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Users in Washington State

Hot legal news! As states have been relaxing their marijuana prohibitions and the feds have refused to budge on theirs, questions abound about whether and when federal law enforcement officials can investigate, charge, and prosecute marijuana users complying with state laws. A 2014 law, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, appeared to clarify that…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2lbApYC

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$72M Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Overturned on Appeal

Hot legal news! While jury after jury has been awarding plaintiffs hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for the cancer-causing risks in their talc and baby powder products, the company’s attorneys have consistently defended “the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder” and asserted they believe the verdicts will be…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2hSFxfB

Johnny Depp Files Malpractice Lawsuit Against ‘Self-Dealing’ Attorneys

Hot legal news! In January of this year, Johnny Depp sued his former management company, claiming employees of the Management Group raked in tens of millions of dollars while not only failing to provide the most basic services but also mismanaging his finances to boot. This week, Depp took aim at his former…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2y0SVnS

Creative Ways to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

Hot legal news! Most small businesses gave up on accepting only cash a couple decades ago. And in another couple decades we may look back and think of dollars, cents, and even credit and debit cards as antiquated payment methods. At this point, it’s not a matter of determining whether your small business…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2y0YnHp

California Becomes First State to Allow ‘Nonbinary’ Gender on Birth Certificates

Hot legal news! California Governor Jerry Brown this weekend signed the Gender Recognition Act into law, allowing state residents to choose or change gender on a birth certificate to be female, male, or nonbinary. It is the first state do so, and is the third, along with Oregon and Washington, D.C., to allow…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2inMw40

Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

Hot legal news! When most of us think of negligence and injury, the classic example is the simple car accident. We all owe a duty to drive carefully, someone breached that duty by driving irresponsibly or ignoring a traffic sign or signal, this causes a crash, and someone else is injured. Perhaps negligence…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2ikRRZL

English-Only Emergency Alerts Backed by D.C. Circuit Court

Hot legal news! Not all of the country’s residents are native English speakers, nor is everyone fluent in the language. This can be a problem during natural disasters or other emergencies when timely information can be the difference between life and death. But currently, the Federal Communication Commission doesn’t require broadcasters to translate…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2gVC1RY