PretiFlaherty

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One City Center
Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 207.791.3000
Fax: 207.791.3111
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Wouldn't It Be Great if Judicial Watchdog Lost Its Mind and Actually Said Something?

The Commission on Judicial Conduct has issued a customarily cryptic press release about a misbehaving judge. The press release made a news blip via the State House News Service…more
 /  Professional Malpractice

New Deadline for Calling Secret Ballot Elections in Maine

One of those deadlines municipal officials tend to know off the top of their heads is that referendum elections must be ordered at least 45 days in advance. This has now changed!…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Maine Superior Court Upholds Refusal to Honor Citizens’ Petition

The Town of Brunswick recently prevailed in a case regarding the Town Council’s decision to sell a waterfront property that had been acquired through tax foreclosure. The plaintiffs, several citizens, had presented a petition to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

A Half-Century Game Changer That Rocked the Transportation World: Dixie Midwest Express, Inc.

The transportation industry, especially motor carriage, and the practice of transportation law have changed so dramatically over the last 50 years that it is difficult to recognize today’s business and law practice as their…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Transportation

Maine WC Appellate Division Confirms Work Search Evidence Alone May Be Sufficient to Prevail on Petition for Review

In Pelletier v. Gerald Pelletier, Inc., Me. WCB App. Div. No. 17-34 (October 30, 2017), the Employee appealed from a decision denying his Petition for Review through which he sought an increase in partial incapacity benefits…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Fourth National Climate Assessment special report

The Trump administration has released an updated assessment of the science of climate change, concluding "based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases,…more
 /  Environmental Law

Maine utility storm damage and response in question

As Maine recovers from widespread power outages following a storm, what will the event mean for how its public utilities design, operate, and maintain their electric grids? On October 30, 2017, a storm brought winds and heavy…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

What Is “Good Cause” for Granting an Abatement of Real Estate Taxes?

NHRSA 76:16, I(a) provides that “Selectmen or assessors, for good cause shown, may abate any tax, including prior years’ taxes, assessed by them or by their predecessors, including any portion of interest accrued on such tax. …more
 /  Administrative Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Appellate Division to Revisit (for a Second Time) the Issue of Refusal of Suitable Work in St. Louis V. Acadia Hospital

In St. Louis v. Acadia Hospital Corp., WCB No. 10002460 (April 14, 2017), the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board issued a decision dated March 4, 2015, finding the Employee had not refused an offer of suitable work and awarded…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division to Review Decision Dealing with Burden of Production and Proof Under the § 327 Death Presumption

Continuing with the case of Flaherty v. City of Portland, WCB Nos. 05032057 & 11036148 (June 22, 2017) from the previous post, the Board found the § 327 death presumption applied to the claims filed by Mrs. Flaherty under the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Canadian regulator predicts 2019 peak fossil fuels

Canadian energy regulators predict Canadians will likely use less fossil fuels in the future, with the baseline case suggesting Canadian fossil fuel use will peak around 2019. Canada's National Energy Board is an independent…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

ISO New England's 2017 Regional System Plan

The operator of New England's electric grid has issued an updated power system plan, presenting the grid operator's view of power system needs for the next 10 years and how these needs can be addressed. ISO New England, Inc.'s…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Appellate Division Revisits Issue of Refusal of Suitable Work

In Johnson v Maine Department of Transportation, WCB App. Div. No. 17-32 (October 11 2017), the employee sustained a low back injury on May 12, 2010, causing a herniated disc. He had surgery but was unable to resume his…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Maine Legislature Votes on Marijuana Bill Veto

Updating our previous post on the fate of LD 1650, Governor LePage last week vetoed the bill and set the stage for action at the State House on Monday, where the Legislature was deciding whether to override the Governor’s veto…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Stanford publishes clean energy finance papers

Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy has launched a Clean Energy Finance Initiative with a forum and the release of a series of papers addressing the challenge and opportunity of dramatically increasing global…more
 /  Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Securities Law
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