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The Construction Advantage – Issue 13

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of The Construction Advantage! In this issue, we bring you cases of expanded insurance coverage in New Hampshire and fraudulent concealment cases from California and Minnesota. We hope that you…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Maine’s Crowdfunding Goes Live

On January 1, 2015, Maine’s crowdfunding rule went effective. Maine enacted 2014 P.L. Ch. 452 “An Act to Increase Funding for Start-ups” (referred to as Maine’s “crowdfunding law”) on March 2, 2014, but companies in Maine have…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Real Estate Tip: Foreclosure Confusion

The financial crisis has taught us a great deal about the mortgage transfer business, secondary markets and loan securitization. In the Spring 2014 issue of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, Prof. Dale A. Whitman…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

A Holiday Gift from the First Circuit to Employers: Judgment Affirmed for Kohl’s Department Stores in Failure to Accommodate Case

On December 19, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of Kohl’s Department Stores in a failure to accommodate case pursued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #47

We are pleased to present the 47th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight a case that addresses claims against Facebook based on the U.S. Wiretap Act, a case…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy

The Construction Advantage – Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth edition of The Construction Advantage! In this issue, we bring you issues of competitive bidding, more mechanics lien case law, and a Maine case of a dismissed appeal. We hope that you enjoy our…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

NLRB Rules That Employers Must Allow use of Email Systems for Union Organizing

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by prohibiting the use of its email system for “engaging in activities on behalf of organizations or…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Real Estate Tip: Should Developers Select Selective Enforcement?

Let’s say you and 20 other drivers are exceeding the speed limit and the police give you, but no one else, a speeding ticket. Analyzing your fate requires using a legal concept called “selective enforcement.” This principle both…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #46

We are pleased to present the 46th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address class actions pending against Silicon Valley companies,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

The Construction Advantage – Issue 11

Welcome to the first Thanksgiving edition of The Construction Advantage! In this issue, we bring you yet another tale of a mechanics lien case and a priority between an engineer and a lender in a failed golf course project. We…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

Ten Tips for International Business

Fred Lipp, business law attorney and practice group leader, offers ten tips on doing business abroad: - Technology licensing and energy projects will continue as primary global drivers - Chinese products are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Real Estate Tip: Risky Risk Allocation

Landlords and tenants spend a good deal of time deciding how to share risk, how to insure against it, and whether or not to provide indemnities with respect to it. When the leased premises is a place of public accommodation, one…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #45

We are pleased to present the 45th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address the stay of discovery in securities litigation, the failure to…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

The Construction Advantage – Issue 10

Wyoming Supreme Court Concludes Contractor to Pay For Damages In Excess of Original Project Cost - An opinion released in a mid-August from the Wyoming Supreme Court concluded that repair damages were appropriate in a…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Maine Supreme Court Backs Passadumkeag Windpark LLC

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision this week that upholds a decision by the Board of Environmental Protection that approved a wind energy project proposed by Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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