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Portland, ME 04101, United States

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Maryland offshore wind sites auctioned

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has sold the rights to lease sites for offshore wind projects in federal waters off Maryland to US Wind Inc. for $8.7 million…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting

Feds to auction North Carolina offshore wind sites

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced plans to auction the rights to lease sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind projects. …more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Government Contracting

Maine Workers' Compensation Alert: CMS Guidelines Amended to Accept WCB Settlement Determination of MSA Amount After Hearing on the Merits

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) update to its Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Arrangement Reference Guide provides authority by which CMS will now recognize and defer to a Workers'…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Worker’s Compensation, Health

Boon Island lighthouse auction

The U.S. federal government is auctioning off Maine's tallest lighthouse, located on Boon Island near one of the state's designated offshore wind test sites. …more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Feds to auction Maryland offshore wind sites

On August 19, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will auction off rights to lease sites off the Maryland coast for offshore wind. Through the auction, which will represent the third auction…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting

FERC approves second Southwest blackout penalty

A California irrigation district has agreed to pay a $12 million penalty to settle its role in a 2011 power outage affecting over 5 million people in California, Arizona, and Mexico. …more
| Energy & Utilities

FERC tests 2-year hydropower licensing process

Licensing some new hydropower projects in the United States -- traditionally a lengthy process -- may soon become easier, as federal regulators have approved an experimental two-year process that may soon be used to license some…more
| Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Government Contracting and Procurement Update: Public Access to Trade Secrets in Proposals and Bid Documents in Maine

Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Government Contracting

Design Patents and Product Appearance

In the world of industrial design and branding, the appearance or look and feel of a product can be subject to various forms of intellectual property (IP) protection. Copyrights and trademarks usually come to mind when…more
| Intellectual Property

Environmental Alert: EPA Will Not Require or Enforce Air Permits Solely For GHGs

On July 24, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation issued a Memorandum to all EPA Regions regarding the issuance and enforcement of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) related air permits following the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FERC testifies on EPA carbon regulations and electric reliability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule is projected to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, improve human health and save money -- but will it jeopardize the reliability of the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Human Rights Commission Looking for Early Information From Claimants

Representing defendants in claims before the Maine Human Rights Commission can be frustrating because the allegedly detailed statement of charge is often not very detailed. It can be difficult to respond to a claim when the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Do You Know What Your Restrictive Covenant Restricts?

When preparing employment agreements, businesses often want to include provisions that restrict employees in their use of company information, contact with customers, or choice of next employer. These restrictions, called…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Report Projects Modest Need for Electric Generation Capacity Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has projected that 351 gigawatts of new electric generating capacity will be added to the U.S. grid between 2013 and 2040. This projected new capacity, most of which EIA expects to be…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Where Should Foreign Patent Protection Be Pursued?

Once a client has made a decision to file a patent application, invariably, at some point during the patent procurement process, assuming foreign protection is not barred, the client will be asked whether it desires to pursue…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
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