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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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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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