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HTMLThe Next 100 Years
Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
When shareholder Leonard Nelson celebrated his 50th anniversary in practice, he spoke to a room of Bernstein Shur attorneys and staff members:

 

HTMLSupreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...

 

HTMLRhode Island - You Get One, and Only One, Bite at the Apple
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
A recent Rhode Island case reminds us that, in litigation, you usually only get one bite at the apple. In Torrado Architects v. Rhode Island Department of Human Services, decided November 25, 2014, Torrado was denied the ability to conduct a second binding arbitration after the first one was...

 

HTMLLeveling the Field - Equal Pay Law Enacted in New Hampshire
Naomi N. Butterfield, Emily Gray Rice; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, New Hampshire updated its laws regarding pay equity. Under the new law, businesses are prohibited from paying employees different wages for the same work based solely on their sex. Employers are also prohibited from discharging, or in any other manner discriminating...

 

HTMLCGL Exclusions for Contractual Liability - The Existence of a Contract Does Not Dictate the Exclusion
Michael A. Hodgins; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
Just when contractors think they have insurance coverage for a claim under their Commercial General Liability policy, they find they do not, often because of the application of one of many policy exclusions. Contractors are understandably confused. Sometimes these policy exclusions can prove...

 

HTMLEconomic Loss Doctrine Applied In Construction Case
Asha Echeverria; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
In Arundel Valley, LLC v. Branch River Plastics, Inc., BCD-CV-13-15 (Me. Super. Ct. Nov. 4, 2014), the Maine Superior Court delves into and brings some clarity to the murky world of the economic loss doctrine. Under Maine law, the economic loss doctrine states that absent personal injury or...

 

HTMLState of the Union: Highlights Affecting the Workplace
Kelsey Wilcox; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
During the State of the Union address in January, President Obama spoke about several legislative goals that, if adopted, could have a direct bearing on the workplace.

 

HTMLFraudulent Concealment of Bad Soils Results in Entitlement to Jury Trial
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Fraudulent concealment claims can allow a claimant to escape the legal bar of a statute of limitations. They are difficult claims to prove in court because you have to prove the undisclosed facts, and sometimes the cover up. Yet, in a case decided by the California Court of Appeals on January 15,...

 

HTMLCan You Lien Yourself? Sometimes the Answer is, Yes!
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
In Peabody-Waterside Development, LLC v. Island of Waterside, LLC, an Illinois Appellate Court concluded that a member of an LLC could rightfully lien its own LLC to collect amounts for grading and site development work. While the concept of liening your own entity may seem strange, in the right...

 

HTMLInsurance for Defective Work Claims?In Some Cases, the New Hampshire Supreme Court says “Yes”
David P. Ray; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
The standard Commercial General Liability policy available to contractors provides insurance for property damage and personal injury claims against the contractor. All CGL policies include an exclusion for claims seeking property damage that must be “restored, repaired or replaced because...

 


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