Posts Categorized: General Liability and Insurance Law

Chambers & Partners Names NHD Top Firm

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Chambers and Partners released their 2023 Rankings, and Norman, Hanson & DeTroy was listed as the top firm (Band 1) for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense.  Four Maine firms were listed in Band 2.  We are proud of our reputation in the legal and business community, and look forward to providing unparalleled service to… Read more »

Chambers & Partners’ Attorney Recognitions

Chambers & Partners USA 2023 has recognized Norman, Hanson & DeTory as a Top Firm in the categories of  Litigation: General Commercial  and Medical Mapractice & Insurance Defense. Additionally, the following NH&D attorneys have received the “Ranked Lawyer” distinction in the publication: Mark G. Lavoie – Maine Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense James D…. Read more »

Marjerison Wins Acquittal

Following a closely watched trial and after ten hours of jury deliberations, Tom Marjerison secured an acquittal for his client, Faysal Kalayaf Manahe, on federal criminal charges alleging a Sherman Act violation for wage-fixing and no-poach hiring agreements.  This prosecution arose out of the Department of Justice’s initiative focusing on criminal prosecutions of alleged wage-fixing… Read more »

Law Court Declines to Expand Liability for Negligence, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

In a recent decision with potentially far-reaching implications, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court accepted the argument made by Attorneys Matthew T. Mehalic and Trevor D. Savage and held that: (1) a plaintiff’s allegation of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) did not constitute a “physical injury” for purposes of establishing a claim for general negligence; and (2)… Read more »

Kelly Hoffman Settles Landmark Case for Colby Coaches

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is proud to announce Kelly Hoffman’s settlement of a landmark Title VII and Title IX Discrimination case brought by 5 of the 7 female head coaches at Colby College.  Federal and Maine equal pay laws mandate that employers may not discriminate between employees on the basis of their gender by paying… Read more »

Bystander Liability Clarified by Maine Supreme Court

BY:  Jonathan W. Brogan, Esq. Recently the Maine Supreme Court made a significant decision regarding bystander claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress.  Coward v. Gagne and Sons Concrete Blocks, Inc., 2020 ME 112 (9/17/2020). The longstanding test in Maine was decided in a case called Culbert v. Sampson Supermarket which stated that there would… Read more »