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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on OSHA Guidance for the Healthcare Industry

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update details the new Emergency Temporary Standard issued by OSHA for employers in the healthcare industry.

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Summary Judgment for NaviStone in Pennsylvania

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On June 17, 2021, U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV of the Western District of Pennsylvania granted a motion for summary judgment filed by David W. Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Eamonn Hart on behalf of their client, NaviStone, Inc., which had been accused of violating the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (or...

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Brann & Isaacson Attorney Helps Settle Excessive Use of Force Claim relating to Police Shooting

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Partner Michael Carey successfully represented the plaintiff in a federal suit alleging excessive use of force by an Ellsworth Police Officer after the officer brandished his gun at the plaintiff. Jeffrey Barnard had pursued the case without an attorney for five years when Carey stepped in to represent him in his trial in U.S. District...

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Brann & Isaacson Secures Dismissal of California Case Against NaviStone

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Within hours of hearing oral argument from Eamonn Hart, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California entered an order dismissing a complaint against Brann & Isaacson client NaviStone, Inc., which alleged that NaviStone engaged in unlawful wiretapping under California law. Originally filed as a class action seeking millions of dollars in...

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B&I Publishes Update on New EEOC Vaccine Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update summarizes new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on such issues as mandatory vaccinations, reasonable accommodations, and confidentiality.

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Peter Lowe Addresses Key Employment Law Concerns at Maine HR Convention

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Partner Peter Lowe addressed the Maine HR Convention in two timely presentations this month. In a presentation called, “Investigations and Your Questions,” Lowe and Toby Tiner of L.L. Bean discussed how the mundane challenges of day-to-day work conflicts can blossom into investigations that can end up in court and in the news. They addressed best...

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B&I Publishes Update on Revised CDC and Maine COVID-19 Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update discusses the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and State of Maine on face coverings and social distancing for fully vaccinated persons and their likely effects for employers.

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Peter Brann Speaks on Ranked Choice Voting

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Partner Peter Brann spoke to the ACS (American Constitution Society) at Duke Law School about ranked-choice voting (RCV). He was joined in the presentation on “Ranked Choice Voting: Past, Present, and Future,” by Prof. David Kimball, a political scientist specializing in election law. Brann spoke about the legal challenges to RCV in Maine and elsewhere,...

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Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland Publish Article on Chicago Lease Transaction Tax in Tax Notes State

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The April 5, 2021 issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Will the Chicago Lease Transaction Tax Survive a Strong Wind?” Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland detail the expansive interpretation the City of Chicago has adopted of its personal property lease transaction tax as applied to digital...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on New COBRA and FFCRA Changes

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B&I has published two new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first update discusses the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act; the second addresses how the American Rescue Plan Act affects leave and tax credit provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA).

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