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Michigan: Legal Considerations When Treating Minors Under the Care of Foster Parents or Legal Guardians

Reprinted with permission from Free Associations, the newsletter for the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, October, 2016. Consent and privacy issues frequently arise when providing mental health care to minor patients. These issues can become especially muddled when counseling minors … Continue reading

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The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act: The Stakes Have Never Been Higher For California’s Medical Marijuana Growers And Operators

by Peter B. Langbord – Partner, and Jacqueline Karama – Law Clerk, Foley & Mansfield Los Angeles The smoke has finally cleared. Nearly twenty years after California became the first state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana, California  approved the first statewide … Continue reading

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FINRA’s New Recruitment Disclosure Rule – What Brokers Should Know

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed its broker recruitment-disclosure rule (Rule 2273) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC )on December 16, 2015. Rule 2273 requires brokers to deliver a FINRA-created “educational communication” to former customers when the broker … Continue reading

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Strict Liability and 3D-Printed Medical Devices

Product liability issues related to 3D printing – read F&M law clerk Eric Lindenfeld’s co-authored article in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. Read the story here!

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LA Office Serves Veterans Through Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Project

On August 19, 2015,  Foley & Mansfield sponsored an event for veterans through the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Project.  Nine F&M attorneys from the Los Angeles office volunteered for this pro bono work, assisting in helping approximately 60 … Continue reading

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Foley & Mansfield Named Among Florida’s Best Companies to Work For

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the firm was named among Florida’s 2015 Best Companies To Work For. Featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine, the firm ranked #8 in the large company category.   This is the sixth consecutive … Continue reading

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Architects Subject to Suit by Homeowners Despite Lack of Contractual Relationship

Architects in California may believe they are immune from a direct lawsuit by homeowners where their only contract is with the builder, and certainly where their contract with the builder disclaims any third party beneficiary rights.  Not so says the … Continue reading

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Miami Jury Rejects $18.6 Million Claim in Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Trial

On August 3, 2015, after less than 3 hours of deliberations, a Miami-Dade County jury found Caterpillar Inc., and Dana Co. LLC, not liable for the death of a mechanic who died of mesothelioma after allegedly working with asbestos-containing parts … Continue reading

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Six F&M Attorneys Named to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyer / Rising Star lists

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that six attorneys in the firm’s Minneapolis office have been named to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Star® Lists. Recognized on the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, which is comprised of … Continue reading

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FOLEY & MANSFIELD OPENS PORTLAND OFFICE; VETERAN LITIGATOR DIANE BABBITT JOINS FIRM

National Firm Enhances Services Through Expansion in Pacific Northwest Foley & Mansfield announced today that it has expanded its profile in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of experienced litigator Diane C. Babbitt, a former partner and head of the … Continue reading

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Architects Subject to Suit by Homeowners Despite Lack of Contractual Relationship

Architects in California may believe they are immune from a direct lawsuit by homeowners where their only contract is with the builder, and certainly where their contract with the builder disclaims any third party beneficiary rights.  Not so says the … Continue reading

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Harder Prevails in HOA Dispute

Foley & Mansfield partner Thomas A. Harder won a victory for the defense in a long running dispute between his client, a Minnesota homeowner’s association, and plaintiff, an adjoining retail association. The plaintiff was a retail association that shared common … Continue reading

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Lamm Bachman Wins in Closely-Held Shareholder Dispute

It was a case of modern-day piracy, in which a minority investor attempted to steal credit for patented technology and take control of a company.  However, Foley & Mansfield Minneapolis partner Lisa Lamm Bachman, assisted by attorney Tessa Mansfield, successfully … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Tiered Water Rates Violate California Constitution – Capistrano Taxpayers Association v. City of San Juan Capistrano – What the Appellate Court’s Ruling Means

Arbitrary Tiered Water Rates Violate California Constitution Today, the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3, issued its long-awaited opinion in the Capistrano Taxpayers Association v. City of San Juan Capistrano water rates case.  Louis C. Klein, a partner … Continue reading

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California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Should Know

California’s new paid sick leave law, the Health Workplaces, Healthy Family Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave Law”) came into effect on January 1, 2015. Starting July 1, 2015, the new law entitles an employee to accrue up to three … Continue reading

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