Square opens up payment processing to more CBD businesses; move signals industry growth, says Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group Attorney focusing on the cannabis and hemp industries

By Tom Angell | Forbes Payments processor Square announced on Thursday that it is making its payment processing services available to more businesses that sell CBD products. The lack of financial services has been a key problem for companies in the cannabis industry, including those that only deal with cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating component of the plant. “We believe everyone should …

Hemp industry eagerly awaits new regulations

By Adam Trenk, partner and Director of Rose Law Group cannabis and hemp department and Jonathan Udell who focuses on cannabis and hemp law.  Hemp farmers and businesses across the country are eagerly awaiting the release of new regulations that will govern their crops, products, and services. The regulatory saga began last year when Congress adopted the 2018 Farm Bill. Under …

The NFL concussion settlement just keeps getting worse and worse; Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group class- action attorney, says order seeks to prevent fraud

By Dom Cosentino | Deadspin In what plaintiffs’ attorneys view as a total disaster, the federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement on Thursday denied a motion to reconsider rules changes for physicians she had approved last month. Those changes, as noted earlier, stand to make it even more difficult for players to get paid and represent an enormous victory …

Three Tips to Get a Multi-State Consumer Class Certified in California’s Federal Courts

Next time you’re presented with a potential multi-state case, consider using one or more of these strategies. By Jonathan Udell | ABA Many people think a class including consumers from multiple states all pursuing claims under California’s consumer-protection laws is not certifiable followingMazza v. American Honda Motor Company, 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012). But that may not be true. …

Kathryn Honecker, Rose Law Group Chair of Class Action Department, co-authors chapter of upcoming ABA “Class Action Strategy & Practice Guide,” to which Rose Law Group Associates Clark Wu and Jonathan Udell also contributed

Kathryn Honecker, chair of Rose Law Group Class Action Department, co-authored the “Class Action and Discovery” chapter in the coming Class Action Strategy & Practice Guide from the American Bar Association (ABA), along with associates Jonathan Udell and Clark Wu.

Rose Law Group’s Jonathan Udell on ABA’s ‘Sound Advice’ podcast

ABA: Jonathan Udell discusses when plaintiffs in class actions can bring claims involving products that they did not purchase. In general, some courts examine the similarities between the product that the plaintiff purchased and the other products at issue, while other courts consider if the claims will be resolved identically. LISTEN HERE:

Americans with Disabilities Act wheelchair compliance in an aging nation

By Jonathan Udell | Law Clerk at Rose Law Group Just as Arizona found itself awash in a wave of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance lawsuits, the U.S. Census Bureau released some sobering news. The number of people in wheelchairs is poised to grow, and quickly. By 2020, for the first time ever, there will be more people 65-years …