Jihee Ahn

Jihee is an experienced complex commercial litigator in Harris Bricken’s Portland and Los Angeles offices. She represents clients in business, intellectual property, and real estate matters. Having worked extensively in both federal and state courts, Jihee advises her clients from case intake through arbitration and trial.

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Sisley v. DEA: A Petition for Rehearing Has Been Filed

In follow-up to this post, we are happy to report that Dr. Sisley is still fighting the good fight: on Monday, Petitioners filed a Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. Although it’s not uncommon for these to get filed, few and far in between are granted (filing such a petition to rehash the

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Cannabis Litigation: Solar Therapeutics’ Principal Claims No Personal Liability for Copyright Infringement

Recently, we covered Sacha Baron Cohen and his company’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Massachusetts dispensary Solar Therapeutics, its President and Director, Edward Dow III, filed a motion to dismiss this week for failure to demonstrate Mr. Dow is personally liable for Solar’s conduct. As we mentioned in the last post, personal liability is not something

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The End of Sisley’s Challenge to the DEA

Well, it’s over (for now) for Suzanne Sisley. As we covered last year, Sisley, et al. v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, et al., Case No. 20-71433, was an appellate case filed by a group of scientists and veterans that had sued the DEA in May 2020. They, like so many others, argued that the DEA’s

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California Cannabis Claims: Conversion

Last year, we wrote a mini-series on the five most common causes of action we were seeing in the evolving world of cannabis litigation. Given that we’re seeing some other trends (I last wrote about defamation back in January), we’re going to continue on with another often-included cause of action: conversion. Introduction Conversion is defined

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Cannabis Litigation: The New-ish Trend in TCPA Claims After Facebook

In April, we wrote about the Facebook v. Duguid ruling issued by the Supreme Court was likely going to gut a great number of TCPA cases pending across the United States, some of which involve cannabis companies. As a quick recap, the Supreme Court had narrowed the definition of the “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”)

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Cannabis Copyright Infringement: It’s NOT Nice

Our posts here regularly cover celebrity-backed cannabis companies who are doing things right (and sometimes, doing things wrong), but a recent copyright infringement case proves that not all celebrities are interested in getting involved in the industry – and certainly shouldn’t be presumed to be okay with using their fame to promote it. Solar Therapeutics

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Cannabis Trademark Litigation: A Trademark is the Sum of Its Parts

In a case we’ve been watching closely, a California District Court Judge recently denied a motion by cannabis company Capna Intellectual. The motion sought to dismiss tobacco giant ITG Brands’ dilution claim for its “KOOL” brand. ITG’s branding uses “KOOL OOs” while Capna’s branding uses “BLOOM OOs.” As a refresher, in December 2020, ITG had

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Cannabis Litigation: Know Your Statutes of Limitation!

A recent decision in the case of Elevations Plus, LLC v. City Council of Riverbank, in the Eastern District of California, reminded me of something: when undergoing administrative proceedings, always know the relevant statute of limitations. Statute of limitations are laws that determine the expiration date of a claim. In theory, they make sense and

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Live Versus Remote Depositions

It’s been nearly a year since I wrote about litigation in the middle of COVID-19 , and I think it’s fair to say 2021 has been quite the busy year so far. Most litigation forecasts predicted this year would see a huge uptick in litigation – stemming from new circumstances created by COVID, as well