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Nine Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in rankings published by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022:

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Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition): 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, Commercial Litigation; Litigation—Intellectual Property; Litigation—Patent; and Daniel A....

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B&I Defeats Preliminary Injunction Motion in Maine Patent Case

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On August 6, Chief Judge Jon Levy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine sided with Brann & Isaacson client, Armaid, and denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by the plaintiff, Range of Motion Products. After briefing and oral argument from partner Peter Brann, Judge Levy issued a comprehensive, 31-page ruling...

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Leading Maine Newspaper Quotes Peter Lowe on Vaccine Mandates

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An August 7 article in the Bangor Daily News, “Maine employers can ask their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” quotes partner Peter Lowe on the law governing employer vaccine mandates. Lowe notes that employers have a right to know whether their workforce is vaccinated and support for vaccine mandates in the law goes back...

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Peter Lowe Discusses Vaccine Mandates on WMTW–8

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In an August 4 news piece, Portland’s WMTW asked partner Peter Lowe about the legality of employer vaccine mandates in Maine. Lowe noted that, done correctly, vaccine mandates have been adjudged legal by courts in at least two states. While employers should provide accommodations for employees with medical restrictions or genuine religious objections, Lowe noted,...

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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Author Article in MaineBiz

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In a recent article published by MaineBix, “How to manage a partially vaccinated workforce,” partner Peter Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft offered suggestions to businesses grappling with the challenges and issues that come with resuming in-person activities, including vaccine mandates, incentives, and accommodation requests. They also walked through updated guidance from the federal Equal Employment...

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Article by George Isaacson and Nathaniel Bessey Featured in Tax Notes State

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Senior partner George Isaacson and partner Nathaniel Bessey wrote the cover article for the July 19, 2021, issue of Tax Notes State, “MTC Declares War on P.L. 86-272.” Isaacson and Bessey criticize the Multistate Tax Commission’s proposed revision to its formal statement on the application of the federal statute in the context of state enforcement...

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Jamie Szal Named On the Rise Honoree by American Bar Association

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates Jamie Szal for being honored by the American Bar Association as a 2021 On the Rise award-winner. The On the Rise program recognizes ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. The honor is bestowed on only 40 lawyers...

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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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