PretiFlaherty

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One City Center
Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 207.791.3000
Fax: 207.791.3111
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Voters Don't Seem to Be Holding Social Media Slip Against Rep in Mayor's Race

If you’re running for public office and make a slip on social media, even a small one, it can take months to live it down. Just ask Paul Heroux, who’s running for mayor of Attleboro and is the favorite in the race after…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

FERC approves reliability standards, proposes further revisions

At its first open meeting following restoration of its quorum, today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two final rules and issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing mandatory standards intended to support…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Maine Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Two Workers’ Compensation Matters Involving Old-age Social Security Offset and Medical Marijuana

The Maine Supreme Court heard oral argument in two workers’ compensation cases on September 13, 2017. In Victor Urrutia v. Interstate Brands International, WCB 16-524, an Administrative Law Judge ordered that the employer and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Escapes CERCLA Liability

The owners of a shipyard sued a prior owner and the current owner of an adjacent former steel mill property in Baltimore, Maryland for recovery of cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Environmental Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

RGGI states propose tighter carbon budget

The nine states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have announced consensus on proposed revisions to that program that would provide a further 30% reduction in the regional limit on emissions by 2030,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Maine's energy legislation carryovers from 2017

When the First Regular Session of the 128th Maine State Legislature adjourned earlier this year, its committees reserved a list of bills for further debate in 2018. A list of these carryover bills published by the legislative…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

Energy East pipeline case suspended

The developed of a proposed C$15.75 billion Canadian oil pipeline has asked Canadian regulators to temporarily suspend their review of the project, following the regulator's decision to consider the project's indirect greenhouse…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Ruling Sheds Light on Meaning of “Public Employee” under Maine’s Municipal Labor Law

Maine’s Superior Court recently affirmed a decision from the Maine Labor Relations Board (MLRB) finding that two municipal supervisory employees were “public employees” with the right to collectively bargain under Maine’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Decision on medical marijuana and preemption holds lessons for Maine employers

A U.S. district court recently held that federal law does not preempt the anti-discrimination provision in Connecticut’s medical marijuana law prohibiting employers from terminating or refusing to hire individuals based on their…more
 /  Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

This Month in Corruption: Different Schemes to Yield False IDs, Free Cocaine

Last December, with just a few days left in 2016, I decided to devote some time each month during the upcoming year to tracking new cases of public corruption and providing a summary those cases in an end-of-the-month blog post…more
 /  Criminal Law

PEI submarine transmission line energized

On August 29, 2017, a Canadian utility energized a new $142.5 million (CAD) undersea electric transmission system connecting Canada's Prince Edward Island to mainland New Brunswick. The Northumberland Strait Submarine…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

RC Byrd hydro project licensed at Army Corps locks and dam

Federal hydropower regulators have issued an original license to an Ohio city to construct, operate, and maintain a 50-megawatt hydroelectric project at an existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lock and dam site. If developed as…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Energy Department funds for new hydropower at existing dams

The U.S. Department of Energy has $6.6 million available for the latest round of funding under a program supporting projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams and impoundments. Applications for…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Historical Significance Had Little Heft on the Scale of Progress in Booming Malden

The First Church in Malden, Congregational, a once-cherished emblem of the history of Malden, Massachusetts, was wiped out a few weeks ago for the sake of a new downtown development. The site of the church was contiguous to…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Forest City Dam petition for declaratory order

The owner of a dam and reservoir spanning the East Branch of the St. Croix River on the international boundary between the United States and Canada has applied to federal regulators for a ruling that the project will no longer…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law
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