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Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Obtain Dismissals of Two More ADA Website Accessibility Cases

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers, Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft, obtained dismissals in two more ADA website accessibility cases in New York and California, on behalf of TackleDirect and JP Boden. In the New York case, they filed a motion to dismiss, and the plaintiff’s counsel, Mizrahi Kroub, which files more of these cases in New York than anyone...

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Brann & Isaacson Brief Prompts Dismissal of Another ADA Website Accessibility Case

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers, Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft, filed a request to submit a “friend of the court” brief in support of a Texas donut shop that had been sued in New York claiming that its website was inaccessible to blind people. This lawsuit was one of about 2,000 such cases that have been filed in the...

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Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Obtain Quick Dismissal of ADA Website Accessibility Case

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers, Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft, filed a motion to dismiss an ADA website accessibility case on behalf of The Tack Room, a South Carolina company that sells equestrian equipment. This lawsuit was one of about 2,000 such cases that have been filed in the past year in New York. Less than...

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Maine Law Court Sides with Lewiston in Major Code Enforcement Case

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In an important case addressing municipal code enforcement, the Maine Law Court issued its opinion in City of Lewiston v. William Verrinder, on May 31, 2022, ruling on all issues in favor of the City of Lewiston, represented by partners Michael Carey and Peter Brann. The City took code enforcement action against the defendant for...

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Peter Brann Teaches Ethics to Government Lawyers

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Partner Peter Brann co-taught an ethics seminar to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on May 20, 2022. The seminar addressed the varying roles that different members of the AG’s office perform. Along with his co-teacher in the seminar, former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney, Brann has been co-teaching a class entitled The Role of...

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Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal’s Article on Taxation of Blockchain Featured in Tax Notes State

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The April 7, 2022, cover article for Tax Notes State is by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Jamie Szal, who write on how to “Step into the Brave New SALT World of Blockchain” (subscription required). After discussing what Blockchain and NFTs are, they dive into an analysis of how these technologies might fit (or...

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David Bertoni and Eamonn Hart to Teach Advanced Civil Procedure at University of Maine Law School

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David Bertoni and Eamonn Hart will offer a course on “Advanced Civil Procedure” at the University of Maine Law School beginning in the Fall 2022 semester. The course will focus on issues in complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on class actions. Topics will include the theories underlying class actions, the applicable rules and...

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Federal Circuit Affirms B&I Victory for PetSmart in Patent Case

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After hearing oral argument from David Swetnam-Burland on Monday, March 7, 2022, days later, on Thursday, March 10, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the dismissal of a patent infringement case brought by Modern Font Applications, LLC against PetSmart in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. After offering Modern Font...

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Nathaniel Bessey and Jamie Szal Pen Cover Article for Tax Notes State

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Tax Notes State has featured an article by partners Nathaniel Bessey and Jamie Szal on the cover of the January 10, 2022, issue. In “The Local Disadvantage,” Bessey and Szal discuss the disparate approaches states and localities with highly complex local tax systems have taken in the aftermath of the Supreme Court opinion in South...

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Peter Brann Again Offering Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Spring 2022 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools for over ten years...

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