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  Volume 12  |  June 2018


TRENDS IN MARIJUANA INSURANCE LITIGATION

 
By: James R. Benjamin, Jr. , Esquire and Ryan Ullman, Law Clerk
Insurance coverage issues related to marijuana, like most legal issues dealing with marijuana, operate at an intersection of often-changing state and federal law and policy.As more states have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana over the last couple of decades, there have been more individuals and businesses seeking to insure their marijuana plants and equipment. As a consequence, litigation over insurance coverage for these marijuana items has increased and is expected to increase further as more states legalize the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes..

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PK Law Welcomes Associate Emily K. Devan

Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) is pleased to welcome Associate Emily K. Devan to the firm’s General Litigation/Insurance Group. Emily’s practice includes commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. She has significant experience with litigation arising from or related to insolvency proceedings including bankruptcy cases, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors.


About PK Law’s Insurance Group

PK Law’s Insurance Group is comprised of a deep bench of attorneys with an extensive range and level of experience in the insurance industry. Lead by Members Patricia McHugh Lambert and Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen, the Group is supported by Members, Steve Allen, Barry Bach, Robert Campbell and James Benjamin and Associates Kambon Williams, Aidan Smith, Justin Fine and Emily Devan. All members of the Group receive mentoring and are trained to apply the techniques and analysis that the Group’s senior attorneys use including project management, identification of the stages of and how to accurately evaluate a case.
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