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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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLRecent Supreme Court Decisions Strengthen NH Statute of Repose
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has issued two decisions in the past two weeks that bolster the strength of New Hampshire’s 8 year statute of repose.

 

HTMLAn Alternative to Bid Protests - California Court Allows Second Low Bidder to Sue Low Bidder Directly
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
In Roy Allan Slurry Seal, et al. v American Asphalt South, Inc. (2/20/2015), the court held that if a low bidder is only able to secure the bid by paying its workers less than the required prevailing wage, then second low bidder is entitled to bring a direct law suit against the low bidder.

 

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...

 

HTMLControversy Over Renewable Energy Claims
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
If an electric utility generates power from renewable resources and sells renewable energy certificates representing the renewable attributes of that energy, can it still call the underlying power "renewable"? No, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

 

HTML2014: Natural Gas, Wind, Solar Led New Projects
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Natural gas, wind, and solar power projects dominated the rankings of new U.S. electric generation placed in service in 2014.

 

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.

 


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