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B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

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On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison...

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Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017:  George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation...

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U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

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On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital and...

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Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

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On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts that the new rule violates the Commerce Clause of the United...

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Eisenstein Presents Webinar on Management of State Tax Audits

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On October 3, 2017, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein participated as a presenter in a Strafford Publishing webinar on “Sampling and Audit Management.” He discussed best practices in managing sales and use tax audits, and gave examples of typical problems taxpayers encounter when they do not follow best practices. Eisenstein provided specific practice pointers for tax...

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B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

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On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence nexus” on nonresident corporate taxpayers...

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B&I Issues Fall Estate Planning Alert

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Partners Martha E. Greene and Kenleigh A. Nicoletta have issued their Fall estate planning alert for 2017. The focus of this bulletin is “What is Probate?” They address such issues as to ensure the orderly distribution of your property to creditors, heirs and/or devisees after your death. A full copy of the alert is available here.

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Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Prevail in South Dakota Supreme Court Commerce Clause Challenge

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Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer prevailed on September 14, 2017, in the South Dakota Supreme Court on a major statutory challenge to the leading U.S. Supreme Court Commerce Clause case protecting remote sellers with no physical presence from being obligated to collect and remit sales and use tax, Quill...

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Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School

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Partner Peter Brann will once again be co–teaching a class at the Harvard Law School as a Lecturer in Law during the Fall 2017 term on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have been teaching this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools...

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South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Commerce Clause Challenge

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On August 30, 2017, the South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral argument in the State of South Dakota’s appeal from the entry of summary judgment by the Hughes County Circuit Court in favor of retailers Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg, Inc. The Circuit Court in March 2017 invalidated the South Dakota economic nexus statute...

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