March 2016

BPA Added to California Prop 65 List

Beginning this spring, Californians can expect to be flooded with even more Prop 65 warnings on the goods they purchase, thanks to the addition of bisphenol-A (BPA) to the Proposition 65 list. Proposition 65 (formally known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”) aims to protect California consumers by reducing exposures to chemicals that may cause cancer or birth defects by, in part, requiring warnings on consumer products that expose consumers to those chemicals.

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Physician Report Thyself

Occasionally it happens that a physician who has worked incredibly hard throughout his or her life runs into legal trouble.  When those troubles includes any criminal element—if for example a physician is charged by information or indictment with a felony or pleads to or is convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony — the physician’s obligation is to self-report to the California Medical Board.  Section 802.1 of California’s Business and Professions Code spells out the reporting requirements and can be found here.

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Janssen Malloy LLP Sponsors Cannabis Farmer's Workshop Series

Janssen Malloy LLP is proudly sponsoring the Mad River Alliance and EPIC's Cannabis Farmer's Workshop Series.  Together with Humboldt Green and California Grower's Association, the local organizations are bringing to Northern California a series of six Cannabis Farmers Compliance Workshops.  The workshops and companion notebook are designed to provide the necessary resources for regional farmers to implement steps to come into compliance with with state, regional, and local laws.  The five remaining workshops are being held as follows:

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Janssen Malloy LLP Wins Appeal Preserving Right to Trial Over Arbitration

Janssen Malloy LLP obtained a unanimous First District Court of Appeal decision recently in a wrongful death/elder abuse action regarding Timber Ridge Assisted Living LLC (Timber Ridge).  Partner Michael Crowley argued the matter before the three justice panel.  The Court of Appeal ruled 3-0 that plaintiff Valerie Monschke, as personal representative of her mother’s estate, could proceed to a jury trial rather than be forced into a binding arbitration of the case concerning her mother’s death.  Ms.

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