Posts by ADLI Law Group

ADLI Cannabis Facilitates $1M Cross-Border CBD Business All-Share Transaction

ADLI attorneys Ian Beach and Chris Schwarz of the firm’s Cannabis Group (also known as the Vice Group) were successful in representing ADLI Cannabis client, 2Rise Naturals in a $1M cross-border transaction. The deal is an all-share transaction that will result in the health and wellness food company, Gaby Inc., acquiring all issued and outstanding securities of 2Rise Naturals LLC. Additionally, the…

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ADLI Cannabis To Attend and Speak at the Cannabis Industry Institute’s Infused Products 2019 Conference

The Cannabis Industry Institute is committed to providing world-class training and information resources that are required to grow and serve the cannabis marketplace. Its Infused Products Conference (September 23 -24, 2019) is aimed at cannabis companies entering the least understood and most complex segments of the cannabis industry: product manufacturing, business operations, and legal rules and requirements.…

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Your Independent Contractor is Probably Your Employee After All

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) into law.  The bill sets a new standard for classifying workers throughout California, and its ramifications are sure to be felt across companies of all sizes who have used independent contractors as part of their business model.  All California business owners,…

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In a Second Article on the the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy, Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses Recent Developments and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for Law360, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses new developments around the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear. While not perfect, trademark laws can be used to appropriate indicia traditionally associated with certain cultures or traditions. Groups seeking to counter potential appropriators based on…

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When It Comes To Posting Your Photos, Ask Permission, Not Forgiveness

There’s a theory to which my girlfriend subscribes: “Ask forgiveness, not permission”. While I generally agree, it doesn’t apply to posting photos of you someone else takes.   Recently, a federal court threw out a lawsuit against influencer and supermodel Gigi Hadid, for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a…

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ADLI Attorney Drew Sherman Secures Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Licensing Deal for Managment Company

Following a six-day jury trial, ADLI’s client was awarded a $250,000 verdict on quantum meruit. The case brought by the Manager (Plaintiff, Just Having Fun Productions, Inc.) for the musician known as Jani Lane (the former frontman for the band Warrant) who died at the end of 2011, and the Defendant –––– a court-appointed personal…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear.  While not perfect, trademark laws do provide powerful tools for Affected Groups to combat and control cultural appropriators from using their cherished attributes.    To read…

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ADLI Successfully Limits Liability in Substantial HOA Lawsuit

ADLI Founder Dr. Dariush Adli and associate Alyssa Dillard, went to trial defending a large homeowners association, who was sued by a member following water damage to their condominium. The resident and homeowner was seeking monetary damages to repair the condo’s interior, to fund further work on common areas and for diminution of property value.…

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ADLI Family Law Recovers a $1.25 Million Judgment for Client

The case, spearheaded by Marina Manoukian (ADLI’s Head of Family Law), involved domesticating an out-of-state judgment, to collect $1.33 million owed.  The judgment debtor owned a debt-free vacation property that he was attempting to liquidate so that he could avoid paying the assigned judgment.  Manoukian was able to freeze the funds by obtaining an ex-parte…

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