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Guv Fends Off Trump Bashers as GOP Readies Medicaid Bomb for MA

It looks like Charlie Baker has for the time being thwarted the practitioners of outrage -- they who were demanding from him at least daily denunciations of President Trump, notwithstanding the Commonwealth’s serious-as-heroin…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

Court Finds Consultant Not Liable to Prospective Purchaser Regarding ESA Performed for Lender

A California appeals court ruled on February 8, 2017 (Mao v. PIERS Envtl. Servs., Inc., 2017 BL 37928, No. H041214, Cal. App. 6th) that an environmental consultant had no duty to a prospective purchaser of contaminated property…more
| Environmental Law

Thanks to Governor, T Runs Better but Confident Riders Are Hard to Find

An interview with Steve Kadish, Charlie Baker’s chief of staff, by CommonWealth magazine’s Michael Jonas appeared online January 10. Headlined “Governor Fix-It’s fix-it man,” the Q&A was heavy on the details of Baker…more
| Transportation

Oroville Dam evacuation and relicensing

A California dam in the midst of a federal relicensing process has experienced flooding and storm-related damage, prompting the evacuation of over 180,000 people. Evacuation orders and a reservoir drawdown represent the most…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Teton County power outage in focus

What happens when a storm damages utility transmission towers? Some consumers in the Teton Village area near Jackson, Wyoming, are facing multi-day power outages as local utility Lower Valley Energy scrambles to restore power…more
| Energy & Utilities

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Finds that Debtor Can Claim an Exemption in Her Home Even if She Does Not Live There

In a recent decision, the bankruptcy court for the District of Massachusetts found that a debtor who had not lived at a property for over 30 years could still claim an exemption in that property, even though her principal…more
| Bankruptcy, Real Estate - Residential

Beware! The Oracle of Boston Ain't Digging Trumponomics

The money crowd has dubbed him the “Oracle of Boston,” signifying his exalted standing in the investment world as an equal to Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha.” Used copies of his book, “Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Exploring the Rule 3002.1 Minefield

In September 2016, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont ordered a mortgage servicer to pay a $375,000 sanction to a nonprofit legal aid organization for failing to comply with Rule 3002.1 of the Federal Rules of…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Developments in Title VII and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Many state anti-discrimination laws, such as those in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, specifically prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. To the surprise of many…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Maine 2017 solar, energy legislative proposals

The 128th Maine Legislature's first session kicked off last month in Augusta. Over 2,000 legislative requests or proposed bills were submitted for the 2017 session, most of which will eventually be "printed" or released to the…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

NH energy efficiency resource standard workshops

Following the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission's adoption last summer of an energy efficiency resource standard, a regulatory board has scheduled a series of workshops to allow public input on how utilities serving the…more
| Energy & Utilities

National park solar microgrid proposed

The National Park Service has proposed a solar-powered microgrid to replace a power line in a remote area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If developed, the Mt. Sterling Sustainable Energy Project could serve as an…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

This Month in Corruption: the Same Old Saga Continues

As a faithful reader of the State House News Service, I have been noticing for years how often the Press Releases section of the service’s subscriber-only web site contains an account of wrongdoing and/or unsavory behavior in…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FERC 2-year licensing pilot workshop

The regulatory process for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing of hydropower projects can take many years and significant expense -- but can it be improved following a two-year pilot process ordered by Congress? …more
| Energy & Utilities

LePage Demands Stall Marijuana Law

Yesterday the already tumultuous story of LD 88, "An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act" took an increasingly intriguing turn when the bill was enacted by the Legislature but…more
| Elections & Politics
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