Monthly Archives: May 2019

WC Appellate Division Decision issued on May 14, 2019 – Social Security Retirement Benefits and 14-Day Violation

Social Security Retirement Benefits and 14-Day Violation The Appellate Division recently issued a notable decision in a case titled Butler v. City of Portland.  This decision addresses two issues:  (1) the applicability of the Social Security retirement benefit authorized under the coordination of benefits provision in §221; and (2) whether a 14 day violation exists… Read more »

The First Circuit Significantly Expands the Scope and Reach of the Maine Human Rights Act

By Devin W. Deane, Esq. In a recent decision, Roy v. Correct Care Solutions, LLC, 914 F.3d 52 (1st Cir. 2019), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit significantly expanded the scope and reach of employer and non-employer liability under the Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA”).  Addressing “unresolved questions of Maine Law,”… Read more »

Breach of Home Construction Contracts Act Does Not Entitle Homeowner To Substantial Damages or Recovery of All Attorney’s Fees Incurred in Prosecuting Claim

By Matthew T. Mehalic, Esq., CPCU In John Sweet II v. Carl E. Breivogel et al., 2019 ME 18 (Jan. 29, 2019), the Law Court looked at the connection between the Home Construction Contracts Act (HCCA) and the Unfair Trade Practice Act (UTPA).  The case arose out of the home construction of a timber frame… Read more »