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What You Need to Know About US Law: Massachusetts and New York Trade Secrets Not Governed by Uniform Trade Secret Act

The article below is the second in a series regarding "What You Need to Know About U.S. Law." Attorneys from a variety of practice groups at Pierce Atwood will author similar articles in the coming months to educate our overseas…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Risky Business – Be Careful When Entering Into Term Sheets and Letters of Intent

The Delaware Supreme Court’s recent decision in SIGA v. PharmAthene has increased the legal risk associated with utilizing a term sheet or letter of intent. In SIGA, the Supreme Court enforced a contractual obligation to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Delays Passage of a Tax Conformity Bill - The Appropriations Committee worked on a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Supreme Court Upholds FERC's Jurisdiction Over Wholesale Demand Response Programs

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) jurisdiction over wholesale demand response programs in a 6-2 decision.  Please click here to read the decision,…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

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| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Think You Can Moot Plaintiff's Claim With a Rule 68 Offer of Judgment? Think Again

As we have previously noted, federal appellate courts have been split on whether a defendant can moot a class action by making a Rule 68 offer of judgment, agreeing to pay all of the damages to which the named plaintiff seeks on…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Certification Denials and Appellate Jurisdiction

Last Week, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Microsoft Xbox case to decide whether federal courts of appeals have jurisdiction to review orders denying class certification after named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pierce Atwood Environmental Regulatory Compliance Calendar (RCC)

NEW REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS - Federal - Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire STATUS OF PREVIOUSLY REPORTED RULES COMPLIANCE DEADLINES   For more information, see our mobile-friendly ENViromation Center, an online tool…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Pitch Perfect - Creating a Compelling Story for Investors

Pitch decks are fundamental to your fundraising effort. If an investor is willing to give you their valuable time and attention, you should take full advantage of this chance to tell your story quickly, concisely, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Rules that Motor Vehicle Use Tax is Constitutional

Motor Vehicle Use Tax is Constitutional - Regency Transportation, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue - MA Supreme Judicial Court No. SJC-11873 (January 6, 2016) - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held…more
| Constitutional Law, Taxation, Transportation

Rhode Island Property Tax Appeal Deadlines Approaching

Owners of commercial, residential or investment property in Rhode Island who wish to challenge their property tax assessment(s) are reminded that significant deadlines are approaching that require immediate attention. The first…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

What You Need to Know About U.S. Law: Discovery in Aid of Foreign Proceedings.

The article below is the second in a series regarding "What You Need to Know About U.S. Law." Attorneys from a variety of practice groups at Pierce Atwood will author similar articles in the coming months to educate our overseas…more
| Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

Bezdek v. Vibram: The First Circuit Upholds a Class Settlement

On December 31st, the First Circuit approved a class action settlement in a case involving claims of deceptive advertising. While breaking no new ground, the court's decision provides useful guidance to parties negotiating a…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Maine Legislature Opens with Bipartisan Efforts to Curb Maine's Drug Epidemic - The 127th Maine…more
| Elections & Politics

Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extensions

In a major victory for the renewable energy industry, Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, two significant pieces of tax legislation, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act and the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation
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