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HTMLKate’s Homemade Butter Awarded $1 Million in Damages
Timothy J. Bryant; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015
Earlier today, a jury returned a verdict and awarded damages in excess of $1 million in favor of Arundel Valley LLC in its lawsuit against Branch River Plastics, a Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) manufacturer in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The well-known butter producer, Kate’s Homemade...

 

HTMLDepartment of Justice Best Practices on Cybersecurity: Guidance for Smaller Organizations
William L. Roberts; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
Protecting your business from cyber breaches can be a daunting task. This is especially so with limited budgets and personnel. Most know of the horror stories, some think "it will not happen to my company", "we’re too small to care about", "we’re not vital to...

 

HTMLBest Practices on Cybersecurity: Guidance for Energy Organizations from the Department of Justice
William L. Roberts; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
Protecting your business from cyber breaches can be a daunting task. This is especially so with limited budgets and personnel. Most know of the horror stories, some think "it will not happen to my company", "we’re too small to care about", "we’re not vital to...

 

HTMLAppellate Division Addresses § 327 Death Presumption Yet Again
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
In LaValle v. Town of Bridgton, Me. WCB App. Div. Dec. No. 15-13 (April 10, 2015), an employee with a history of heart disease and prior heart attack died from a heart attack after a day of physical labor. His widow filed a Petition for Award—Fatal pursuant to 39-A M.R.S.A. § 215. The...

 

HTMLMaine Supreme Court Upholds Hearing Officer’s Decision to Suspend Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Missing Employee
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
In Johnson v. Home Depot USA, Inc., 2014 ME 140 (December 11, 2014), the Law Court held that deference will be afforded to Workers' Compensation Board Hearing Officers to fashion appropriate remedies in unique circumstances. Fay Johnson disappeared in March 2012 while receiving workers’...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Accommodation
Elizabeth A. Olivier; Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) specifies that the Title VII prohibition against sex discrimination applies to discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions. It also says that employers must treat pregnant workers the same as other employees “not...

 

HTMLMaine Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division Holds that in a Claim for Death Benefits, Dependency Status is Determined as of the Date of Injury
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
In Foley v. Thermal Engineering International, Inc., Me. WCB App. Div. Decision No. 15-2 (January 13, 2015), the Workers' Compensation Board Appellate Division held that, in a claim to death benefits, dependency status is determined as of the date of injury.

 

HTMLApple Makes California Solar Deal
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
Electronics manufacturer Apple has announced an $848 million deal to buy electricity from a solar energy project to be developed in California. Project developer First Solar has described the power purchase agreement as "the largest agreement in the industry to provide clean energy to a...

 

HTMLFERC 2014 State of the Markets Report
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
U.S. energy markets overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2014 were impacted by extreme weather and changes in the mix of electric generation resources, according to a report by Commission staff.

 

HTMLArbitration Waiver Violates Chapter 93A
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge has held that a contractor’s failure to register with the Commonwealth under Mass. Gen. Laws. Chapter 142A constitutes an injury under Mass. Gen. Laws c. 93A (the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute). See Groleau v. Russo-Gariele, Norfolk Superior...

 


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