Bernstein Shur

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Portland, ME 04101, United States

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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

Real Estate Tip – Confusing Precision with Accuracy

In a recent EPA case, Natural Resources Defense Council, v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a federal circuit court found against the agency’s decision to allow a product’s registration because of a rounding error…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Conditional Rezoning: What it means for Municipalities

The Maine Supreme Court issued a decision last week that upholds a municipality’s authority to conditionally rezone property, provided that the decision is rationally based upon the record evidence. In Charles Remmel, et al. v…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Conditional Rezoning: What it means for Real Estate

The Maine Supreme Court issued a decision last week that upheld the conditional rezoning of Williston-West Church in Portland. In Charles Remmel, et al. v. City of Portland, et al., the Court upheld the conditional rezoning of…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Real Estate Tip: ALTA 34-06 – The Endorsement That Saves The Day

Buyers and developers who are focused on negotiating terms of transactions, projecting future income and meeting deadlines, can often ignore real estate title issues until a defect in a title threatens to derail a closing…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #44

We are pleased to present the 44th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address subpoena enforcement, a rejected class action settlement, and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Construction Advantage – Issue 9

In our ninth issue of The Construction Advantage, we provide you with a new case, a new statute and updated OSHA rules and requirements. We hope that this newsletter has been helpful and informative to you so far in 2014. Please…more
| Construction Law
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