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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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Online Terms of Use: An Update

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On June 10, 2019, we discussed an Illinois federal court decision enforcing an online consumer arbitration agreement. There are now decisions from federal courts in New York and California that touch on related issues, and offer important guidance for online terms and conditions.

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Stacy O. Stitham Appointed to Justice Action Group

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Partner Stacy O. Stitham, current Board President of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, has been appointed as Pine Tree’s representative to the Maine Justice Action Group. The Justice Action Group is a judge-led coalition of leaders of Maine’s legal community, which includes state and federal judges, legislative leaders, representatives of Maine’s core legal nonprofit civil legal...

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Matthew Schaefer Presents at Tax Conference

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On June 25, 2019, partner Matthew Schaefer spoke at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s 43rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Schaefer reviewed developments in state tax law in the year following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. He discussed the sweeping legal changes of the past twelve months...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Dismissal of Retaliation Lawsuit Against Schoolteacher

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Justice Billings of the Sagadahoc Superior Court has ordered the dismissal of a third complaint filed by Matthew Pollock and Jane Quirion against staff members from Regional School Unit No. 75. The teacher in this case, who is represented by partners Daniel Nuzzi and Nathaniel Bessey, was accused of retaliation against the plaintiffs to, among...

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Nevada Privacy Law Goes Into Effect October 1

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What happens in Vegas, may now indeed need to stay in Vegas.  Although California’s sweeping new privacy law has dominated the headlines, other states are enacting their own, different privacy laws, and it’s important to understand the differences. Partner Stacy Stitham identifies some things we should know about the new Nevada privacy law.

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Mike Carey Confirmed to Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

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On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Maine Senate unanimously confirmed Brann & Isaacson attorney Mike Carey to serve on the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services.  The Legislature established the Commission to meet the requirements of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Maine Constitution to provide efficient, high-quality representation to indigent criminal...

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State Tax Notes Publishes Cover Feature By Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland

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The cover of the June 6, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes featured an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Chaos Theory: the States’ Response to Wayfair.” The article addresses the states’ responses to the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which Brann & Isaacson represented the...

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Web Arbitration Clauses: Federal Court Upholds “Terms of Use”

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On June 7, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of retailer Wayfair LLC, and its parent company, Wayfair Inc., in a decision that both (1) upholds a web arbitration agreement and (2) provides useful guidance in presenting “terms of use” to website shoppers. What can we...

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