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  • Paranoid about Cannabinoids? The FDA’s Newly-Expressed Concerns About CBD in Food Products

    March 19, 2019

    Whether you’re a consumer or work in the food business, you likely have seen hemp-based cannabidiol (or “CBD”) products exploding in the market recently. CBD, which is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments, is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol […]

  • Rhoades McKee Represents Opus Packaging in Acquisition of Wabash Container

    March 15, 2019

    Rhoades McKee represented Opus Packaging – Wabash, LLC, an affiliate of Opus Packaging Group, Inc., in the acquisition of Wabash Container of Mount Carmel, Illinois.  Founded in 1993, Wabash is a corrugated sheet conversion plant that provides custom packaging in the tristate area offering a large range of manufacturing capabilities for over 25 years.  Wabash […]

  • Back from the Dead: Michigan Employers Face Potential Return of Wage and Salary Increases

    March 11, 2019

    Two recent developments have resurrected wage and salary increases that Michigan employers thought were dead. These developments will force them to be cautious when determining the cost of labor for purposes of their operations and the cost at which they can sell their goods. News from Washington Regarding Potential Salary Increase While salaries paid to […]

  • Exploring a World of Options: Key Considerations for Option Contracts

    March 11, 2019

    It’s good to know your options.  You don’t want chips with your sandwich? You’ll be happy to know you have the option to substitute fries (or fruit, for those more health conscious). You want a heated steering wheel, touchscreen navigation, and the DVD system in your SUV? You’re in luck. Those options can all be […]

  • Doughnut Worry, Be Hoppy: More Foreign Suppliers Must Meet Food Safety Requirements

    March 10, 2019

    Effective March 18, four additional importers are required to comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule (FSVP), which requires importers to ensure that foreign food suppliers are meeting the food safety standards the FDA requires of domestic food manufacturers. The additional types of importers that must comply with the FSVP: importers of animal food […]

  • Shareholder Oppression: Will You “Know It When You See It?”

    February 14, 2019

    A US Supreme Court Justice once famously stated that, while he might not be able to intelligently define what qualifies as obscene or pornographic, “I know it when I see it.”1 Many advisors and owners say the same thing about “shareholder oppression.”  They might not know the exact definition of “shareholder oppression,” but they claim […]

  • Rhoades McKee Elects Dunlop and Myott-Beebe as Shareholders

    February 4, 2019

    (February 4, 2019) Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Jacob Dunlop and Stephanie Myott-Beebe were recently elected to Shareholder. Jacob Dunlop Dunlop focuses his practice helping entrepreneurs, their businesses and families navigate a broad range of corporate issues including business formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, credit facilities and real estate matters. […]

  • Appeal Affirms Jury Verdict and Holds That Res Ipsa Loquitur Applies in Premises Liability Cases

    January 31, 2019

    In October of 2014, John Pugno, a Rhoades McKee client represented by Stephen Hulst, was injured when a stack of heavy cardboard fell on top of him while he was walking through Blue Harvest Farms’ facility.  Blue Harvest created the stack of cardboard that measured over 14 feet high and weighed over 1,000 pounds. Blue […]

  • Risk Specialists Blunt About Marijuana Impacts

    January 29, 2019

    Risk Specialists Blunt About Marijuana Legislation Impacts

  • Let’s Taco ’bout Produce: Small and Very Small Farms Must Comply with the Produce Safety Rule

    January 28, 2019

    On January 28, 2019, the Produce Safety Rule took effect for two groups of producers: small (less than $5 million in produce sales based on a 3-year average) and very small farms (less than $250,000 in produce sales based on a 3-year average). Produce Safety Rule As a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, […]