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News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017 #2

Governor’s $35 Million Housing Bond Discussed in Ways and Means Committee - Executive Director Gus Selig of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board revealed some of the details this week behind the $35 million bond fund…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017

The Agency of Transportation has submitted a proposal to the House Transportation Committee that would allow the agency to seek damages from a utility that fails to move or adjust a utility line that is in a state or local…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

What is Happening with Net Metering in New Hampshire?

Pursuant to New Hampshire House Bill 1116, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has initiated a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs and to determine how to limit net metering within each electric…more
| Energy & Utilities

News from the Vermont State House - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2017 #2

Treasurer Will Build Public Pension Plan for Small Business - State Treasurer Beth Pearce on Wednesday asked the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee to create the framework for a retirement…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Health

Longitudinal Study Finds that Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) May Be Permanent

University of Toronto researchers have just published an important longitudinal study following patients with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) based on a diagnosis of concussion in conformity with the international sport…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

“Rest Until Symptom Recovery” May Not be the Best Medicine for Children and Adolescents Recovering from Acute Concussion

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on December 20, 2016, Canadian researchers found that children and adolescents who returned to exercise within seven days of experiencing a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2017

Newly-elected lawmakers in both houses got the news about where they will spend most of their days this session when committee assignments were handed out. Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, gave House members the…more
| Agriculture, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

DRM client prevails in important Vermont business law appeal precluding “gotcha contracts.”

On December 9, 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court issued a decision in an important business law case involving the question of when negotiations on the sale of a business (or other contract) reach the point where a binding…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Genetics a Likely Factor in Variability of Outcome Following Concussion

Most experts in traumatic brain injury (TBI) agree that there is a high degree of variability in outcomes after TBI, including concussions (usually characterized as “mild” TBIs – mTBI.) In other words, this injury is…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury

Continuing to Play Following Concussion Can Prolong Recovery And Expose Athletes to Catastrophic Second Impact Syndrome

A new study published in the September, 2016 issue of Pediatrics provides evidence that returning to play immediately following a sports related concussion, even without a “second impact” nearly doubles, on average, the length…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury

2016 Captive Insurance Update | Issue 2 | 2016

Governor Peter Shumlin (D-Vt.) is not running for re-election this fall, so Vermont will have a new governor in January 2017. In addition, the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), Susan Donegan,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance, Taxation

Volkswagen Class Action Update

Proposed settlement filed in Volkswagen class action - The class plaintiffs, the government and VW filed a proposed settlement agreement in court yesterday. I wanted to provide you with a copy of the proposed settlement…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law

Volkswagen proposes a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Breyer sets a June 21 deadline for a proposed consent decree.

Tris Coffin heads the Vermont Volkswagen Class Action litigation team at DRM that also includes Directors Bob Luce and Marc Heath. On the evening of April 20, a number of news outlets published stories that Volkswagen had…more
| Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

PFOA Contamination Likely to Spur Legislative Action - The discovery of Perfluorooctanoic Acid contamination in southern Vermont drinking water has prompted legislators to examine whether more action is necessary to ensure…more
| Civil Rights, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Equipment Supplier/Dealer Bill Moving in Commerce - A bill that would tip the scales in contract negotiations between farm and yard equipment suppliers and their local dealers has passed the Senate and is now pending in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health
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