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OFAC Targets Alleged Mexican Drug Boss and “His Vast Network,” Including International Soccer Superstar

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Describing him as a “longtime Mexican Drug Kingpin,” the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury has designated Raul Flores Hernandez and the “Flores Drug Trafficking Organization,” or ...more

Second Circuit Partially Affirms Evidentiary Ruling on Interlocutory Appeal in Decision Illustrating the Importance of...

In United States v. Brown, 16-3468-cr (Leval, Hall, Chin) the Second Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part via summary order a ruling excluding evidence related to a firearm that had not been identified in the...more

Second Circuit Provides Primer on Criminal Procedure in Methamphetamine Case

United States v. Lyle - In United States v. Lyle, 15-958-cr (Raggi, Chin, Lohier), the Second Circuit covered an array of criminal procedure issues—including the Fourth Amendment concerns associated with rental car...more

In Lengthy Opinion, Second Circuit Affirms “Silk Road” Conviction and Life Sentence

On May 31, 2017, the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in the “Silk Road” case, United States v. Ulbricht, (15-1815-cr) (2nd Cir. May 31, 2017) (Newman, Lynch, Droney). The panel affirmed Ulbricht’s conviction...more

Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate by International Narcotics Control Caucus in Favor of De-Scheduling CBD

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Leaders of the U.S. Senate’s International Narcotics Control Caucus, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced a bill entitled the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, in the U.S. Senate on May 25,...more

The Philippines Now a “Major Money-Laundering Country”

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Philippines has been identified by the U.S. as a “major money-laundering country” in the 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (“Report”), published this month. The country now joins 87 others as one “whose...more

Kingpin Act Wielded Against Vice President of Venezuela

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami), was designated on Monday by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics...more

Life Sciences. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

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We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in life sciences for 2016....more

Aviation Contractor Glides Away From Liability After Receiving Unsolicited Email Containing Trade Secrets

If a third party sends you someone’s trade secrets, and you delete them as soon as you know they’re trade secrets, you’re off the hook for misappropriation. That, in a nutshell, is what a Florida federal judge held on...more

The Pineapple Express – Can You Export Medical Marijuana From Canada?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Thinking about shipping medical marihuana from Canada to another country? Here are four threshold questions that Canadian exporters and foreign importers should consider before entering into any agreement for a cross-border...more

Employers and medical marijuana: Are California's anti-drug policies up in smoke?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

What’s an employer to do when faced with employees using marijuana in or out of the workplace? How should employers respond to employees who use or possess marijuana legally under California law? How does such use or...more

The Supreme Court Preview, Part III: A Couple Spare Parts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

While the Court’s review of bedrock principles of class action litigation and the continuing struggle to enforce arbitration clauses in the face of hostile state law are two important topics to watch, they are not the only...more

Massachusetts Legislature Takes Action on Opioid Crisis

by Mintz Levin on

Amid a recent surge in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts, with over 1,200 accidental deadly overdoses last year, the Senate passed legislation on Thursday, October 1, that is designed to fight the epidemic on various...more

DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit

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May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Lasker, partner at Hollingsworth LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about successfully defending DynCorp International Inc. in U.S. federal court litigation with several thousand...more

Case Update: Wright v. College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee) 2012 ABCA 267

by Field Law on

In the November 6, 2012 edition of Perspectives for the Professions we reported on the decision of the Court of Appeal referenced above. In this case two registered nurses, on numerous occasions, stole narcotics from their...more

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