Brann & Isaacson Wins Dismissal of Retaliation Lawsuit Against Schoolteacher

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Justice Billings of the Sagadahoc Superior Court has ordered the dismissal of a third complaint filed by Matthew Pollock and Jane Quirion against staff members from Regional School Unit No. 75. The teacher in this case, who is represented by partners Daniel Nuzzi and Nathaniel Bessey, was accused of retaliation against the plaintiffs to, among...

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Mike Carey Confirmed to Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

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On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Maine Senate unanimously confirmed Brann & Isaacson attorney Mike Carey to serve on the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services.  The Legislature established the Commission to meet the requirements of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Maine Constitution to provide efficient, high-quality representation to indigent criminal...

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State Tax Notes Publishes Cover Feature By Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland

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The cover of the June 6, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes featured an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Chaos Theory: the States’ Response to Wayfair.” The article addresses the states’ responses to the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which Brann & Isaacson represented the...

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George Isaacson Addresses Michigan Bar Association

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On May 23, 2019, Senior Partner George Isaacson spoke at the 32nd Tax Conference ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education) of the Michigan Bar Association in Plymouth, Michigan. In his address, “An Insider’s View: Wayfair’s Attorney Breaks Down the Decision,” Isaacson discussed the lead-up, argument, and aftermath of South Dakota v. Wayfair, which he argued...

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Ben Lund Addresses the Real Estate Institute on Entity and Fiduciary Authority

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Partner Ben Lund gave a presentation entitled, “Overview: Entity and Fiduciary Authority,” at the Real Estate Institute of the Maine State Bar Association, held on May 3-4, 2019, in Augusta. Lund’s presentation included a discussion of the minimum documentation requirements for identity and authority, and the circumstances in which more than the minimum may be...

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B&I Secures Dismissal of California Privacy Class Action Complaint

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On May 1, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a putative class action filed against Brann & Isaacson client, NaviStone, Inc., and New Moosejaw, LLC. NaviStone, represented by David Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Eamonn Hart, had moved to dismiss the complaint based on the plaintiff’s lack of standing and...

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B&I Wins Transfer of Copyright Dispute from Florida to Vermont

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Partner Stacy Stitham has secured a transfer of a federal lawsuit filed by Exist Inc. against Brann & Isaacson client The Vermont Country Store from Florida to Vermont. The dispute centers on Vermont Country Store’s registered “ROCK FISH” fabric design copyright. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Vermont Country Store, Exist filed a declaratory judgment...

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Martin Eisenstein, David Bertoni, and David Swetnam-Burland Speak at American Catalog Mailers Association Conference

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Brann & Isaacson attorneys addressed members of the American Catalog Mailers Association at its annual conference in Washington, DC, from April 8-10, 2019. On April 8, managing partner Martin Eisenstein spoke to the conference in a panel called, “It’s a Wayfair World Now and We All Have to Live In It.” Eisenstein discussed the state...

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Peter Lowe Provides Legal Update to Kennebec Valley Human Resources Association

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On April 9, 2019, partner Peter Lowe addressed the Kennebec Valley Human Resources Association and provided an annual update on employment law topics.  His presentation included a discussion of separation/severance agreements; workplace drug policies; new Maine laws on personnel issues;  criminal background checks; and what #MeToo means for employers. 

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Stacy Stitham Addresses Maine Crafts Association on IP Issues

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On Saturday, April 6, 2019, partner Stacy Stitham gave a presentation on “Intellectual Property Basics: How Do I Protect My Craft & My Brand?” to the Maine Crafts Association at Mechanics’ Hall in Portland. Stitham addressed legal issues affecting craftsman and artists, such as how to protect work from “copycats;” what to do about works...

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