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Stacy O. Stitham Named a Trustee of Foxcroft Academy

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Brann & Isaacson partner Stacy O. Stitham has been named a trustee of Foxcroft Academy, a private preparatory high school in Dover–Foxcroft. Stitham is a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, and continues her family’s long history of service to the school.

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Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer Present Webinar on Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Electronic Communications Post-Wayfair

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On August 20, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on the “Sales Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Online Communications Post-Wayfair.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on the expanded state sales tax obligations of printers and purchasers of direct mail after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota...

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Employee Arbitration: The Ninth Circuit Cries Uncle?

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We’ve been writing a lot about arbitration of late, and so have the courts. Just today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on arbitration in the employee rights area reversing its own prior decisions, but it has potential application to many other areas of the law. In Dorman v. Charles Schwab Corp.,...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W. Lund, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Peter J. Brann,...

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Involving Commerce: How Far Does the Federal Arbitration Act Reach?

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Because of the risk of what some might perceive as extortion via class action lawsuits, arbitration agreements have be come a critical line of defense. But what if you are sued by residents of your own state and the claim is made that the suit isn’t one “involving commerce”?

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B&I Partners’ Article on Website Accessibility Featured by MaineBiz

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MaineBiz recently published an article by Brann & Isaacson partners Nathaniel Bessey and Peter J. Brann on “How to make your website accessible to everyone.” The authors highlight how the ability to conduct business on the Internet, while encouraging commerce throughout the country, also brings with it the legal risk of being sued throughout the...

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Brann & Isaacson Litigators Defeat Motion To Dismiss Contract Dispute

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Brann & Isaacson litigators Daniel Nuzzi and Eamonn Hart recently succeeded in fending off a motion to dismiss based on the alleged lack of personal jurisdiction over a Massachusetts defendant. On July 9, 2019, Justice MaryGay Kennedy of the Androscoggin County Superior Court issued a decision agreeing with B&I’s arguments on behalf of its client,...

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Consumer Arbitration Clauses: Traps for the Unwary

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We’ve previously written about issues related to consumer arbitration clauses for online transactions, as well as related online terms and conditions. But, some courts are loathe to enforce consumer arbitration clauses and will look for ways to avoid them, as a recent federal court case from Illinois illustrates.

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Stacy O. Stitham Joins Board of Democracy Maine

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On July 16, 2019, partner Stacy O. Stitham joined the Board of Democracy Maine. Democracy Maine is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, which joined forces in 2018 to strengthen their advocacy and education efforts. Democracy Maine works to make government more equitable, inclusive, and...

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To Be Or Not To Be: Standing In Invasion of Privacy Cases

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In the case of Frank v. Gaos, argued before the United States Supreme Court on October 31, 2018, oral argument took an unexpected turn, leading the Justices to direct the parties (and the Solicitor General) to brief the question of whether any named plaintiff had standing, i.e., whether they were in fact injured, in a...

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