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Newsletters

Winter 2017 Newsletter...
Changes in Expert Witness Discovery:  M.R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4)(C) Produces More Efficient and Effective Collaboration
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
2017 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Workers' Compensation:  A Primer on PI Determinations
Kudos

April  28,  2017


Fall 2016 Newsletter...
Medical Information Privacy in the Workplace
Reptile II:  It Depends
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Re-Joining the Firm as "Of Counsel" - Elizabeth M. Brogan
New Member - David A. Goldman
New Member - Charles C. Hedrick
New Associate - Michael T. Devine
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
2017 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Kudos

January  18,  2017


Summer 2016 Newsletter...
Developments in Litigation Under Maine's Whistleblower Act
Maine's New Opioid Prescribing Law Begins to Take Effect
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
Fall Forum/Open House Invite
New Associate - Mark V. Balfantz
New Associate - Jessica S. Smith
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Lawyers of the Year"
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
Kudos

October  28,  2016


Special Memorial Edition - Peter J. DeTroy, Esq....

August  25,  2016


Spring 2016 Newsletter...
Eyewitnesses Seldom Are
Recent Decisions From the Law Court
Legislature Clarifies WC Appellate Practice
Kendall Receives President's Award
New Federal Law Offers Different Avenue for Trade Secret Protection
Pitfalls in Using Nonprofits as a Return to Work Option
Career Change for Kevin Gillis
Workers' Compensation - Law Court and Appellate Division Decisions
Rovzar Feted by Maine Credit Union League
NH&D Recognized Among the Best in Benchmark Litigation
NH&D Recognized by Chambers & Partners

July  12,  2016


Winter 2016 Newsletter...
Trading Privacy for Safety
Workers' Compensation Appellate Division
US-EU Announce Deal on Data Sharing "Privacy Shield" to Replace "Safe Harbor"
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Heavy Metal Lessons:  Adventures in IP and Rock and Roll
Maine Supreme Court Issues Opinion of First Impression
Kudos
March  31,  2016


Fall 2015 Newsletter...
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty
Workers' Compensation Appellate Division Decisions
Department of Justice Promises Increased Scrutiny of Corporate Compliance
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
New Associate: Carl E. Woock
Subpoenas and Privileged Materials
New Member:  Joshua "J.D." Hadiaris
New Member:  Matthew T. Mehalic
In Memoriam:  Marya R. Baron
2016 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Kudos
December  22,  2015


Summer 2015 Newsletter...
Notable Changes to Maine Employment Laws
Maine Legislature Approves Significant Increase in Maine Estate Tax Exemption Level
Workers' Compensation - Law Court and Appellate Division Decisions
Workers' Compensation Appeals:  Which Decision is Reviewed?
Workers' Compensation - Legislation Enacted in 2015
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
NHD Wins Historic Jury Verdict
NHD Sponsors Local Road Races
NHD Attorneys Designated as "Lawyer of the Year"
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
Kudos
October  21,  2015


Spring 2015 Newsletter...
Maine's Anit-Slapp Statute: A Tool for Litigators
Federal Gift Tax Returns Shortcuts in Valuation Procedures Can Prevent the Running of the Three Year Statute of Limitations
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
NH&D Recognized Among the Best by Benchmark Litigation
NH&D Attorneys Recognized by Chambers
Kudos
June  16,  2015


Winter 2015 Newsletter...
Health Record Audit Trails: How Useful is the Metadata That is Associated with a Patient's Health Record
The Continuing Duty to Defend:  Does it End at Dismissal of the Covered Claims?
Workers' Compensation - Law Court and Appellate Division Decisions
What's in a Name?  Practical Lesson on Name Selection
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
NH&D Attorneys Designated as "Lawyer of the Year"
NH&D Attorneys Listed as New England "Super Lawyers"
NHD Helps Maine's Credit Unions Defeat Frivolous Patent Claim Shakedown
New "Of Counsel" Attorney:  Robert P. Cummins
New Member:  Daniel P. Riley
New Associate:  Shane T. Wright
Kudos
March  11,  2015


Fall 2014 Newsletter...
Caging the Reptile
Estate Planning for the Family Camp
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
Adrian Kendall Receives Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany from President
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
New Associate: Benjamin Donahue
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
NHD Attorneys Contribute to an Essential Legal Resource
Kudos
December  03,  2014


Summer 2014 Newsletter...
e-Discovery: The Discoverability of Metadata
NHD Cooks and Support a Great Cause
New Associate:  Christopher L. Brooks
The Ultimate Sanction:  Dismissal with Prejudice
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
NHD Recognized by Chambers & Partners
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Maine's Oldest Business Seeks NHD's Expertise to Sell its Name
Kudos
July  01,  2014


Spring 2014 Newsletter...
The Case of the Missing Claimant: A Potential Remedy When a Workers' Compensation Claimant's Whereabouts are Unknown
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
Reporting Unclaimed Property in Maine - Basic Compliance Guidelines
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Lance Walker Appointed to Become District Court Judge
Kudos
March  18,  2014


Fall 2013 Newsletter...
We've Moved!
Credit Unions Keeping Track of Suspicious Activity - Brief Guide and Current Trends
Workers' Compensation - Appellate Division Decisions
NHD Attorneys Listed as New England "Super Lawyers"
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
NHD Attorneys Designated as "Lawyer of the Year"
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Kudos
New Associate:  Johnathan G. Nathans
January  08,  2014


Summer 2013 Newsletter...
Sleeping Giants:  Defamation Claims and "Personal Injury" Coverage
Emergency in the ED:  Complying with EMTALA When Patients Refuse Care
Recap of 2013 Workers' Compensation Legislation
Designation of Retirement Account Beneficiaries: An Integral Part of an Estate Plan
Feeling Your Pain: Law Court holds that emotional distress is not a covered "bodily injury" in personal liability insurance policy
Norman, Hanson & DeTroy Sponsors 75th Anniversary of Maine Credit Union League
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
New Associate:  Sadie M.R. Jones
Kudos
NHD attorneys honored by Benchmark Litigation
August  01,  2013


Spring 2013 Newsletter...
Superdeluxe Bully: Lessons In Intellectual Property
Bad Faith in Uninsured Motorist Cases
Workers Compensation - Law Court Decisions
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
Estate Transfer Tax Relief Provided by Newly Effective Maine and Federal Estate Tax Legislation
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Kudos
April  08,  2013


Fall 2012 Newsletter...
Whistleblowers in the Medical Profession
2012 Fall Forum and Client Reception
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
NHD Attorneys Listed as New England "Super Lawyers"
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
New Associate:  Devin W. Deane
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Kudos
October  31,  2012


Summer 2012 Newsletter...
Significant Changes to the Workers' Compensation Act Enacted by the Maine Legislature
It Lives:  The Rule 50 Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Liability Medicare Set Asides: CMS Publishes an Advance Notice of Proposal Rulemaking
Kudos
August  14,  2012


Spring 2012 Newsletter...
Current Issues Regarding Protection from Harassment and Abuse in Maine
Lavoie recognized as "Star Individual"
Workers' Compensation:  Emotional Injuries Caused by Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Dunlap listed among best trial lawyers in Maine
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Termination Due to Cause from Post-Injury Employment:  Now What?
New Member:  Lindsey Morrill Sands
Kudos
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
Marjerison included among "Best Lawyers"
Martindale-Hubbell recognizes NHD in a joint venture with Fortune Magazine
NHD attorneys honored by Benchmark Litigation
March  19,  2012


Fall 2011 Newsletter...
Medicare Liability Set Asides:  Will there ever be an answer?
Continuing Uncertainty Around the Doctrine of Continuing Negligence
NHD Attorneys Designated as "Lawyer of the Year"
NHD Recognized as Among the Best by Benchmark Litigation
NHD Attorneys Listed as New England "Super Lawyers"
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
Ethics Commission Rules Attorneys May Not Enter into Personal Hold Harmless Agreements as Part of a Client's Settlement
New Associates
Kudos
November  28,  2011


Summer 2011 Newsletter...
Workers' Compensation - Regulation of Medical Expenses
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
What You Do Not Know About Cloud Computing and Social Media Networks Can Hurt You
MMG Prevails at Law Court on Sexual Molestation Exclusion
Law Court Upholds Covenants Not to Compete, Liquidated Damage Provisions in Physician Contracts
Workers' Compensation:  The Reach of Section 206
The Pendulum Continues to Swing in Loss of Consortium Cases
NHD Attorneys Designated as "Lawyer of the Year"
Kudos
July  12,  2011


Winter 2011 Newsletter...

The Right to Control: Extending Maine's Traditional Vicarious Liability Rules to the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
Kevin Gillis to Manage Statewide Employer Workers' Compensation Organizations
New Executive Director for Workers' Compensation Board Nominated
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Farthing Decision Further "Clarifies" UM Offset Issue
Tax Relief Act of 2010 Provides Significant Federal Estate Tax Relief
Internal Revenue Service Issues Proposed Amendments to the "Rewards and Awards" Payable to Persons Providing Information on Violations of Tax Liens
NHD Attorneys listed as New England "Super Lawyers"
Recent Decisions from the Law Court
New Associate:  Katlyn Davidson
Kudos


March  04,  2011


Fall 2010 Newsletter...
Choosing, Using and Abusing Your Expert Witness
District Court Rules that Severance Payments Not Subject to FICA Tax
The Rulemaking Authority of the Workers' Compensation Board
2010 Fall Forum and Client Reception
Recent Law Court Decisions
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
The Impact of Tibbetts v. Dairyland Insurance Co. on Offset and Allocation Issues
Kudos
New Associate:  Darya I. Haag
October  26,  2010


Summer 2010 Newsletter...
Social Media in the Courtroom
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions and Legislative Amendments
Maine's New Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act
Recent Law Court Decisions
Kudos
NHD Earns Top Rankings from Chambers USA
More Changes Regarding Construction Workers to the Maine Workers' Compensation Act
The Scope of Compensable "Medical and Other Services" under Section 206
August  04,  2010


Spring 2010 Newsletter...
Blasters Beware:  Strict Liability Ahead
Important Changes to the Treatment of Construction Workers and Independent Contractors Under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act
New Associate:  Kristina M. Balbo
NHD Plays Key Role in Securing Long Term Lease of Hurricane Island
Recent Additions and Amendments to the Maine Insurance Code
Recent Legislative Enactments
New Associate:  Kelly M. Hoffman
Briefs/Kudos
New Attorney:  Kevin M. Gillis
New Member:  Doris V.R. Champagne
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Super Lawyers"
New Stickers Case May Provide Answers to Medicare Conundrum
Recent Law Court Decisions
NHD is proud to Announce its Sponsorship of the US Biathlon Team and Maine Winter Sports Center!
Successfully Securing "Hobby" Losses for Tax Purposes
NHD Provides Pro Bono Legal Analysis of a Program Designed by Maine's Nursing and Healthcare Leaders to Treat Impaired Nurses
April  14,  2010


Fall 2009 Newsletter...
Medicare and the New Reporting Statute: What Now?
Workers' Compensation and the Practitioner's Report:  The Potential for Misunderstanding
Workers' Compensation:  Law Court and Superior Court Decisions
NHD Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
NHD Attorneys Listed in "Best Lawyers"
John T. Kidder, III inducted as 71st President of the NAIIA
Natural Resources Council of Maine Recognizes Russell B. Pierce, Esq.
Briefs/Kudos
Norman Hanson & DeTroy, LLC Sponsors Maine Renewable Energy Mission to Europe
November  16,  2009


Summer 2009 Newsletter...
Maine Insurers Dodge a Bullet
Lance E. Walker
CMS's Mandatory Reporting Law
NHD 2009 Book Prize goes to Maranacook High Student
Three Recent Law Court Decisions
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation Law Court Decisions
NHD Plays Role in Purchase of Portland Press Herald
July  29,  2009


Winter 2009 Newsletter...
The Problem of Workers' Compensation Liens
Dickey v. Vermette: The Impact of "Continuing Treatment" On the Medical Malpratice Statute of Limitations
Kudos
Two Recent Law Court Decisions
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions and Board Update
New Member - Aaron K. Baltes

January  01,  2009


Winter 2008 Newsletter...
NHD Merges with Lewiston Law Firm
Kudos
Foster v. Oral Surgery Associates
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions and Board Update
Reach and Apply Action: A Primer
The Monaghan Decision
Two Recent Law Court Decisions

January  01,  2008


Summer 2008 Newsletter...
Health Care Providers' Duties to Non-Patients: When Do They Arise and Where Do They End?
Federal and Maine Family Medical Leave Rights Expand
Two recent Law Court decisions
Workers' Compensation - Law Court decisions
Kudos
An Evening in the Park

January  01,  2008


Fall 2008 Newsletter...
Supervisors Protected From Defamation Claims
New Member: Kathryn M. Longley-Leahy
Like-Kind Exchanges Under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031
2008 Fall Forum and Client Reception
Medicare Set Asides in Liability Cases
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
New Associate: David A. Goldman
A Recent Law Court Decision
Kudos
Sweet Success

January  01,  2008


Winter 2007 Newsletter...
Law Court expands automobile liability for employers
Briefs/Kudos
Employers must beware of the National Labor Relations Act when writing Employee handbooks
John R. Veilleux: New member of the firm
Superior Court: Emotional distress does not constitute "bodily injury"
Workers' Compensation - Law Court decisions
Anne H. Jordan nominated

January  01,  2007


Summer 2007 Newsletter...
The Problem of Notice After Default Under the Reach and Apply Statute
Smith v. Hawthorne
Kudos
Two recent Law Court decisions
Workers' Compensation - Law Court decisions and Board Developments
Kendall appointed honorary consul to Maine

January  01,  2007


Fall 2007 Newsletter...
Law Court Refuses to Blend Contract and Tort Causes of Action
NH&D Engineers Milestone for Maine's Credit Unions
A Legislative Solution to the Medicare Set Aside Requirement
Kudos
Two Recent Law Court Decisions
New MHRA Defintion of "Disabled"
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions

January  01,  2007


Winter 2006 Newsletter...
Navigating Maine's Wrongful Death Act
The Statute of Limitations: Which Payments Extend?
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Two recent decisions from the Law Court

January  01,  2006


Spring 2006 Newsletter...

Maine Human Rights Act
Coordination of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Court limits financial institution's duty of care owed regarding personal information stored on stolen laptop computer
Two recent Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation and ex parte contact with physicians
Workers' Compensation Law Court decisions

January  01,  2006


Summer 2006 Newsletter...
Patrons v. Harris
Workers' Compensation and Termination for Fault
The Jury Trial: To be or not to be
New Associate: Ann Freeman
Three recent Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation Law Court and Board

January  01,  2006


Fall 2006 Newsletter...
Legal Tightrope
Domestic violence and animal abuse
Three recent Law Court decisions
Kudos
Workers' Compensation - Law Court decisions
New associate - Jeffrey B. Herbert
New associate - Hannah L. Bass
Fall Forum

January  01,  2006


Winter 2005 Newsletter...
Summary judgment procedure under fire
Mark G. Lavoie
In memorium
Three recent Law Court decisions
Milestone: Over twenty years at NH&D
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation-Law Court, Board, and Legislative updates

January  01,  2005


Spring 2005 Memorial Edition...
In memorium Robert F. Hanson 1944-2004
January  01,  2005


Summer 2005 Newsletter...
Law Court expands defense of waiver of subrogation
The Best Lawyers in America
Three important employment law decisions
Brief/Kudos
Significant bankruptcy decision for credit unions
"Personal Improvement" injuries - when are they compensable?
Two recent Law Court decisions
Workers' Compensation - Board and Law Court updates
Rentals of Living Quarters subject to 7% sales tax

January  01,  2005


Winter/Spring 2004 Newsletter...
Law Court disqualifies medical examiners
New Associate James K. Gooch
Three recent Law Court decisions
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Houlton's German P.O.W.'s
Workers' Compensation Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos

January  01,  2004


Summer 2004 Newsletter...
Automobile Liability
Voir Dire and jurors, judges and attorneys
Bushmaster decision
Three recent Law Court decisions
C. Lindsey Morrill: new associate
When is a wild card not a wild card?
Restructuring of Workers' Compensation Board
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Briefs/Kudos

January  01,  2004


Winter 2003 Newsletter...
Unraveling first-party mold claims
Maine Courts exclude disability claims of post-traumatic fibromyalgia
Emily Bloch receives prestigous award
Mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution: The First Year
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' Compensation - Law Court Decisions
Workers' Compensation and Fringe Benefits - Ten Years After
Terrorism Reinsurance bill

January  01,  2003


Spring 2003 Newsletter...
The world of discogenic pain
Taking the offensive in third party mold claims
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' compensation - Law Court decisions
U.S. District Court settles discharge of employee reporting harassment
Insuring acts of terrorism
Immunization and workers' compensation
Two recent Law Court decisions

January  01,  2003


Summer 2003 Newsletter...

Accidents with multiple offenders
Plaintiff's medical bills limited to actual Medicare payments
Superior Court expands waiver of subrogation
Convicted policy holder may sue insurer
Workers' compensation - Law Court decision
Recent Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos
Federal District Court case files available on internet


January  01,  2003


Fall 2003 Newsletter...
New corporate law effective in Maine
Law changes calculation of pre- and post-judgment interest
The Law Court clarifies the foreign object exception to the medical malpractice statute of limitations
Three recent Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos
Noah D. Wuesthoff: new associate
Workers' Compensation-Law Court decisions
Recent amendments to Workers' Compensation Act

January  01,  2003


Winter 2002 Newsletter...

What constitutes vacancy in fire policy exclusion
E-commerce causing changes in Maine laws and case discovery
Rare challenge for insurers
Two recent Law Court decisions
Federal Court adopts implied co-insured doctrine
Three NH&D attorneys elected members of the firm
New Chief Justice appointed to Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Workers' Compensation - Law Court decisions
Briefs/Kudos
ADA Supreme Court ruling


January  01,  2002


Summer 2002 Newsletter...
Identity theft - fastest growing crime in the nation
Workers' Compensation - Legislative developments - Law Court decisions
Current legal limits for sexual abuse claims
Cyber risks: workplace policies can prevent liability
Three significant Law Court decisions
Briefs/

January  01,  2002


Fall 2002 Newsletter...

Law Court restricts subrogation actions against tenants
Briefs/Kudos
Workers' compensation - Law Court decisions
New Maine laws and Court changes
Recent Law Court decisions
Steps to insure business network and customer privacy
Expanding defense of waiver of subrogation
NH&D 2002 Fall Forum


January  01,  2002


Spring 2002 Newsletter...
Restructuring the Maine Workers' Compensation Board
Judge Jon David Levy appointed to Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Don't let identity theft happen to you
Significant Law Court decisions
What insurers should know about The Fair Credit Reporting Act
Update: Terrorism liability coverage
Abandoned property - what to do
Recent Law Court decisions - Workers' Compensation
Family and Medical Leave Act
Briefs/Kudos

January  01,  2002


Winter 2001 Newsletter...
New OSHA regulations
Arson Decisions
Important new Law Court cases
Workers Compensation update
David Norman retires

January  01,  2001


Fall 2001 Newsletter...
New Maine law may cloud homeowners' coverage issues
Mandatory ADR after January 1st
Recent statutory changes
Insurer payment of attorney fees in DJ actions expanded
Insurer's claims file ordered to be produced
Two recent Law Court decisions
Workers' Comp Law Court decisions
Jury awards in medical malpractice

January  01,  2001


Summer 2000 Newsletter...
Individuals now liable for discrimination in workplace
Employer-provided personal computers for home use
Important Maine laws and amendments
Three significant Law Court decisions
Maine's duty to defend law at a crossroads

June  21,  2000


Spring 2000 Newsletter...
Chief Justice Wathen looks at state of the judiciary
Workers' compensation - Law Court decisions
Insurance applications - falsehoods and omissions
Four significant Law Court decisions

March  21,  2000


Winter 1999 Newsletter...
Harassment case decisions reflect new liability standards
Maine's Trade Secrets law affects claims of advertising injury
Workers' compensation law - Law Court decisions
Four significant law Court decisions

January  01,  1999


Fall 1999 Newsletter...
Supreme Court clarifies definition of disability
1999 NH&D Fall Forum
Illegality in sale promotions
Workers' compensation law - Law Court decisions
CGL policies: Coverage for inducing patent infringement

January  01,  1999


Winter 1998 Newsletter...
Defending a claim of mild traumatic brain injury
Compliance with the ADA
Jury tries to alter verdict after dismissal
Three significant law Court decisions
Workers' compensation - Law Court decisions

January  01,  1998


Spring 1998 Newsletter...
Employment-related claims
Investigating the sexual harassment complaint
Recent changes in employment laws
Diabetics protected under ADA 4
Two significant Law Court decisions

January  01,  1998


Summer 1998 Newsletter...
Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act
Three significant Law Court decisions
Five workers' compensation decisions
First Circuit interprets employer discrimination

January  01,  1998


Fall 1998 Newsletter...
U.S. SC point to need for sharpened employer policies
New law gives credit unions membership access
ADA: study points to employers prevailing in court
New Maine law makes insurance fraud a crime
NH&D now on the Internet

January  01,  1998


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