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The Construction Advantage – Issue 14

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of The Construction Advantage! In this issue, we bring you cases of economic loss doctrine, binding arbitration, and CGL exclusions. We hope that you enjoy our newsletter, and we welcome any…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Personal Injury

Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group Highlights Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

HIPAA in the Workplace - In late 2013, the Office of Inspector General issued a report critical of the Office of Civil Rights’ enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. OCR enforcement of…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health

Maine Human Rights Commission Amends Complaint Procedures

Any employer that has ever been part of a Maine Human Rights Commission investigation has learned firsthand that the process can be long, frustrating and often-times unfair. Due to chronic understaffing at the Commission, the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Real Estate Tip: Buyers’ Blues

Buyer beware is an old warning. A recent title insurance case reminds us just how wary a buyer must be, even in 2015. In the case of IQ Holdings, Inc. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 2014 WL 6601148, the buyer thought it could…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #48

We are pleased to present the 48th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address the common interest doctrine, the statute of limitations for…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

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
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