Legal Articles: Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP

 







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HTMLEast Coast Exports of Western Canadian Crude
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
As Western Canada produces more heavy crude oil, will it be exported from ports on Canada's relatively distant east coast?

 

HTMLIs Your Software Invention Eligible for Patent Protection?
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Under the patent laws, “Whoever invents or discovers any new or useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor...” While the statement of the law appears clear, its application to inventions...

 

HTMLLawyers and Footnotes: A Love Story (and Cautionary Tale)
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
Lawyers love using footnotes. Lawyers even love arguing about the use of footnotes. At their best, footnotes can explain or reinforce points made in the body of a brief;1 at their worst, footnotes degenerate into snarky attacks, usually targeting the opposition (whom you are ethically obligated to...

 

HTMLPulling the Trigger on Motions for Reconsideration
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Deciding when to file a motion for reconsideration in a civil case is tricky.[1] Motions for reconsideration are called for in very limited circumstances, like new evidence or law, or clear error in the earlier decision. They are not opportunities to repeat earlier arguments, delay a case or...

 

HTMLDistributed Generation is Growing
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Customer-sited generation is growing in the U.S. A look at some of the distributed generation projects that came online in September 2014 shows that universities and institutions are developing projects powered by natural gas, solar photovoltaics, and oil, thanks to policies such as remote net...

 

HTMLQuestions about EPA Regulation of Power Plant Carbon Emissions
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a public notice relating to its Clean Power Plan, the agency's proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's existing power plants. The notice reiterates questions raised by commenters about issues including the redispatch from...

 

HTMLReimbursement for Unauthorized Activity by Discount Brokers: Guaranteed or Just an Empty Promise?
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
All the major discount broker-dealers offer some form of investor protection against unauthorized activity in customer brokerage accounts. These guarantees protect against theft by cyber criminals and hackers, who might gain access to thousands or even millions of accounts in a single security...

 

HTMLSea Level Rise and Coastal LNG Terminals
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
Should federal agencies consider climate change and sea-level rise as they review the environmental impacts of liquefied natural gas terminals?

 

HTMLValue of Distributed Solar Energy
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
What is the value of distributed solar photovoltaic electric generation? An investigation by the Maine Public Utilities Commission into this question is ongoing, and will culminate in a report to the state legislature this winter. At stake are policies and incentives to foster the growth of solar...

 

HTMLSee the Forest for the Trees
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
Most litigators who have been practicing for more than a few years can recite for you a list of what judges dislike. It is not hard to learn. Read judicial opinions, take in hearings, attend seminars with judges on the panel - judges will tell you themselves. Some things, like lack of preparation...

 


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