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Brann & Isaacson Client Can Pursue Counterclaim in ADA Website “Settlement” Case

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On behalf of Electric Bike Technologies, Brann & Isaacson lawyers Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft largely prevailed on a motion to dismiss a counterclaim in New York state court. Mizrahi Kroub claimed Electric Bike had previously settled a federal Americans with Disabilities Act website case. Electric Bike vigorously disputed that it had settled the case,...

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Peter Brann Again Offers Popular Harvard Law Course

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For the Fall 2023 term, partner Peter Brann will once more be offering his popular course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General.” Brann has team-taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools with former Maine Attorney General James Tierney. Brann, who served as Maine’s State Solicitor...

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David Bertoni Presents on Privacy Law at eTail Connect West 2023

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On September 14, 2023, partner David Bertoni delivered a presentation on privacy law issues to the attendees of eTail West Connect 2023 in Los Angeles. Bertoni addressed the barrage of privacy issues facing eCommerce businesses, digital marketers, and other service providers. As set out in this handy checklist, these include: limiting the risk of class...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Summary Judgment in Maine Design Patent Case

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On August 29, 2023, U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy of the District of Maine granted a motion for summary judgment filed by Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland, and Stacy O. Stitham, on behalf of Brann & Isaacson client The Armaid Company. Judge Levy agreed with the B&I team that Armaid had not infringed a...

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Brann & Isaacson Mourns the Passing of Senior Partner George Isaacson

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Brann & Isaacson announces with great sadness that Senior Partner George Isaacson passed away on August 19, 2023, surrounded by his family. George was a nationally recognized leader on state tax law, and one of the most prominent municipal, education, and business lawyers in Maine. His legacy includes not only his numerous accomplishments, such as two...

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Peter Lowe to Speak at Maine Rural Water Association Summit

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On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Maine Rural Water Association’s 2023 Administrative Summit, partner Peter Lowe will offer a presentation on Ten HR Traps for the Unwary Manager. Lowe will cover topics such as: Managing employee personnel files, and how best to document important personnel decisions Learning how to hire candidates while complying with...

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Mass. Federal Court Invalidates Eight Patents Asserted Against Wayfair

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On August 16, 2023, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the District of Massachusetts issued an order granting the vast majority of a motion to dismiss filed by Brann & Isaacson on behalf of its client, Wayfair. The plaintiff, a non-practicing entity called Alto Dynamics, asserted nine now expired patents against Wayfair in a...

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Eleven Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for inclusion in rankings published by The Best Lawyers in America© 2024

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Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2024 Edition): George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; David W. Bertoni, 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...

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B&I Lawyers Prevail in another ADA Website Case

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft prevailed in another federal lawsuit claiming that a website was inaccessible under the ADA, this time in the Eastern District of New York on behalf of major internet retailer Crutchfield. The court agreed with them that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring the lawsuit and that...

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Brann & Isaacson Publishes An Advertiser’s Guide to Data Privacy in 2023

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Brann & Isaacson’s privacy team, sponsored by NaviStone, Inc., have just published An Advertiser’s Guide to Data Privacy in 2023. The publication addresses current and emerging data privacy issues online sellers face, including new state laws, federal and state class action litigation, and the threat of mass arbitration. It highlights steps online sellers can take...

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