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Peter Kiel Joins DP&F Land Use and Water Law Groups

Peter Kiel, an expert in California water law, has joined the Napa and Santa Rosa offices of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty as a Partner.  Peter comes from a boutique water and energy firm in Sacramento where he worked on the full array of legal issues related to surface water and groundwater, including water rights, the […]

California Supreme Court Redefines Independent Contractor Analysis

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, completely overhauling (but not overruling) the independent contractor standard previously set forth in the seminal case of S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal. 3d 341. All businesses using independent […]

Can CA Hold Weedmaps Accountable for Unlicensed Cannabis Advertisements?

Have you heard of the “Yelp” of cannabis? If not, here it is: Weedmaps. Weedmaps is a consumer-facing digital platform that allows businesses—including those without a license to conduct cannabis business—to advertise regarding their products, services and location. The Controversy Weedmaps enables licensed and unlicensed cannabis retailers to advertise. When businesses with cannabis licenses advertise, […]

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