Business Law



Trans Pacific Partnership: No More “Made In the USA”?

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An essay in the Washington Times claims that that the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (the “TPP”), if ratified by Congress, would ban labeling products with their country of origin.  According to writer Judson Phillips: Do you want to buy American? Forget about it. Under this deal, there can be no labeling to tell you a product is made in America....

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Arbitration Redux: Supreme Court Speaks Again

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Just seven days after my last blog post on arbitration clauses, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia finding, yet again, that a class action waiver provision was enforceable against a consumer.  Although the decision turned on a rather nuanced question of contract interpretation, it serves as a powerful reminder of...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Major Tax Injunction Act Case In U.S. Supreme Court

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On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Direct Marketing Association in the case of DMA v. Brohl. Senior Partner George Isaacson and Partner Matthew Schaefer represented the DMA, and Isaacson argued the case in the Supreme Court.  In an opinion by Justice Thomas, the Court held that the Tax...

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FTC Takes Aim at AT&T: Lessons For Multichannel Marketers

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On October 28, 2014, the FTC announced that it was suing AT&T on the claim that AT&T misled “millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for ‘unlimited’ data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.”  Just 20 days earlier, it announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T over...

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B&I Attorneys Active On Maine Bar Association’s Corporate Law Revision Committee

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Benjamin W. Lund and Michael S. Malloy are serving as members of the Maine Bar Association’s Corporate Law Revision Committee. The Committee is presently at work on proposed revisions and updates to the Maine Business Corporation Act.

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B&I Attorney Named to the Board of Directors of Auburn Savings Bank

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Lewiston Sun–Journal Anne M. Torregrossa has been named to the Board of Directors of Auburn Savings Bank. Torregrossa works in the fields of municipal law, employment law, state tax law, and civil litigation. She is co–editor of the Maine Employment Law Letter, and regularly gives public presentations on topics in employment law. Torregrossa is also...

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B&I Attorney Honored By Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

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Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce In a surprise announcement at the 126th Annual Meeting of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Michael S. Malloy was honored with an award for his service as chair of the chamber’s Young Professionals of the Lewiston–Auburn Area (YPLAA) program. Malloy was lauded for his role in the creation of...

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