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

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

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

OFAC Authorizes Certain Transactions and Activities to Liquidate Honduras-Based Bank

On October 21, following the October 7 designation of a Honduras-based bank as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker, OFAC announced that it granted a General License authorizing certain transactions and activities to...more

OFAC Announces Honduras-Based Bank as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker

On October 7, OFAC announced the designation of a Honduras-Based bank (the Bank) as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker. According to the Department of the Treasury, this announcement “marks the first time that OFAC...more

Massachusetts Legislature Takes Action on Opioid Crisis

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

FinCEN to Withdraw 2011 Proposed Rule Against Lebanon-Based Bank

On September 28, FinCEN announced its intention to withdraw its February 2011 Notice of Finding and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking identifying a Lebanon-based bank as a “financial institution of primary money laundering...more

FinCrimes Update - April 2015 Summary, Volume 2, Issue 4

OFAC FINES PAYMENT PROCESSING COMPANY FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO A DESIGNATED NARCOTICS TRAFFICKER - On April 15, OFAC entered into a $23,336 settlement with an Atlanta-based payment processing company for its role in...more

Silk Road Operator Found Guilty

On February 4, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all seven federal charges brought against him in connection with his role in operating the Silk Road website, including narcotics and money laundering charges....more

DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit [Video]

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

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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