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Apr 25, 2016

Pennsylvania Passes Medical Marijuana Law

On April 17, Pennsylvania became the twenty-fifth state to legalize medical marijuana.  The new law, which become effective in mid-May, allows for medical marijuana to be dispensed in pill, oil, vapor, liquid, or topical forms (e.g., cream, gel, or ointment) to individuals with qualifying medical conditions.   » Read More

Dec 08, 2015

Alcoholism is a Disability under the ADA

Yesterday, former head football coach for the University of Southern California (“USC”), Steve Sarkisian, sued his former employer, USC, for over $13 million, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Sarkisian, who was terminated by USC on October 31, 2015, after repeated alcohol-related issues, claims that he was terminated because of his disability (i.e. » Read More