In a case of first impression, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has announced a new fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement and Investment Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”): that where an insurer has both the discretion to choose whether an employee is eligible for coverage and when to accept premiums from that employee, the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: General Liability and Insurance Law
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 »
Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is proud to announce that Best Lawyers recognized John Veilleux as its 2022 Lawyer of the Year in the practice area of personal injury law – defense. John was also highlighted in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber work in the practice area of insurance law.
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 »
In a decision issued today in Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. v. Lewiston DMEP, et al., 2022 ME 5, the Maine Law Court upheld the award of over $300,000 in attorney fees to Travelers Insurance Company for successfully defending counter-claims against its insured in an action initiated by its insured under Maine’s prompt payment statute. David… Read more »
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 »