October 2017

What is a “Distributor” Under the California Medical and Adult Use Regulation and Safety Act?

The governor of California’s trailer bill known as Senate Bill 94 passed, which married the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). The regulations under the MCRSA have been scrapped and state regulators are furiously trying to draft emergency regulations for the cannabis industry. State licensing is fast approaching, with regulators informing the public that they will be open for business by January 1, 2018. Things are complicated.


LGBT Protections in Long-Term Care Facilities

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 219 (view here) into law – a bill aimed at protecting LGBT seniors from discrimination in long-term care facilities. The bill adds specific protections for LGBT residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and intermediate care facilities and enacts a Bill of Rights for LGBT Long-Term Care Facility Residents.


Janssen Malloy LLP Recovers $500,000 Policy Limits in SF Ladder Case

Janssen Malloy LLP recently obtained a $500,000 policy limits recovery for a client injured after falling from a ladder with rotten rungs in San Francisco.  Our client was visiting family in San Francisco over the holidays when she went up a fixed wooden ladder that ascended to the roof to look at the view.  Unbeknownst to our client, the top rungs were rotten, and gave way when she had nearly reached the top.  She fell almost two stories, landing on concrete below, suffering a skull fracture, brain bleed and fractured femur.  She was in San Francisco General Hospital for several days, undergo