Peter Brann Co-Teaching Course At Yale Law School

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In Spring 2019, partner Peter Brann is co–teaching a class as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. For several years running, Brann and Tierney have jointly offered the course at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Law Schools....

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Stacy Stitham Joins Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors

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Partner Stacy Stitham has been named as the District V representative to the Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, representing Androscoggin County. The Board is the Bar Association’s policy-making body, consisting of 21 members elected to two-year terms, who chart the organization’s short and long-term goals. Stitham replaces Brann & Isaacson partner Dan Nuzzi...

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Peter Brann Speaks About State Attorneys General

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On January 4, 2019, Partner Peter Brann spoke on a panel at the annual convention of the American Association of Law Schools entitled, “Teaching About State Attorneys General.” In addition to a national litigation practice, including representing companies and individuals in dealings with the government, Brann is an adjunct lecturer at Harvard and Yale Law...

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B&I Lawyers Win Significant Federal Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. In a strongly-worded decision, a federal district court rejected all of the attacks on the election process, and ordered judgment entered in favor of Golden and other...

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Federal Judge Orders Final End To Wiretapping Class Action Lawsuit

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On December 4, 2018, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey finalized the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit filed by Michael Allen against NaviStone, Inc., represented by B&I partner David W. Bertoni, and Quicken Loans Inc. In an earlier order, Judge Salas had agreed with the arguments made by...

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Federal Circuit Directs ITC To Consider Revoking Or Modifying Civil Penalty For Infringement of Invalid Patent

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In a victory for Brann & Isaacson clients, DBN Holding, Inc. (formerly DeLorme Publishing Co.) and BDN LLC, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion reversing and remanding the International Trade Commission’s decision not to rule on the merits of a petition asking the ITC to set aside a civil penalty order....

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Martin Eisenstein Discusses Aftermath of Wayfair at Marcus Evans Tax Summit

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On November 8, 2018, Brann & Isaacson Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein addressed the Marcus Evans annual tax summit in Pasadena, California. His presentation was entitled, “The Aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Wayfair: Will the States be on the Warpath?” in which he addressed the fall-out from the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in Wayfair...

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B&I Lawyers Successfully Defend Congressional Candidate in Unprecedented Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. Carey and Hart represented Golden in the tabulation process conducted by Maine’s Secretary of State. Brann represents Golden in the federal...

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Brann & Isaacson Again Secures Dismissal Of Wiretapping Class Action Lawsuit

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On November 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey ordered the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit filed by Michael Allen against NaviStone, Inc., represented by B&I partner David W. Bertoni, and Quicken Loans Inc. Allen’s complaint alleged that NaviStone provided Quicken Loans with a JavaScript code that...

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Alabama Supreme Court Declines Review, Cementing Appellate Court Victory

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On November 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Alabama denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the Alabama Department of Revenue in Department of Revenue v. Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. The State Supreme Court’s decision leaves in place the opinion of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in favor of Scholastic Book...

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