Posts Categorized: Newsworthy

Ransomware: How to React When Prevention Fails

A variant of “Petya” is just the latest massive ransomware cyberattack currently crippling businesses and government offices across Europe and the United States. The particular focus on the Ukraine again points to Russia as the likely source, but the true identity of the actors is still unknown. The increased sophistication and frequency of these threats… Read more »

NHD honored to be included among the top “Highly Recommended” law firms in the State of Maine

Norman Hanson & DeTroy is honored to be included among the top of the “Highly Recommended” law firms in the State of Maine in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s “The Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys”. In addition, the following attorneys received individual recognition from Benchmark Litigation: Local Litigation Stars Jonathan W…. Read more »

NHD Recognized as a Top Firm by Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners USA 2017 has recognized Norman Hanson & DeTroy as a Top Firm for the category Litigation: General Commercial. Additionally, Norman Hanson & DeTroy is proud to announce that the following attorneys received the “Ranked Lawyer” distinction in the Chambers & Partners publication: Emily A. Bloch – Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Jonathan… Read more »

Governor appoints Adrian Kendall to MRDA Board

Adrian Kendall, member in the NHD’s Corporate and Commercial Law and Credit Union Law practice groups, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Rural Development Authority. The Maine Rural Development Authority focuses on the rural areas of Maine that have not experienced the same level of economic development success… Read more »

Changes in expert witness discovery: M.R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4)(C) produces more efficient and effective collaboration

Most of us are accustomed to telling our experts to be careful because anything they put in writing can be discovered by the other side.  This is because former versions of both the Federal and Maine Rules of Civil Procedure required the disclosure of “the data or other information considered by the witness in forming… Read more »

Medical Information Privacy in the Workplace

By: Katlyn M. Davidson, Esq.  Whether and to what extent insurers and employers can share medical information regarding an employee’s workers’ compensation claim is a question which the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act provides little guidance. Sharing such medical information can be important both for insurers to keep their insureds informed of the status of a… Read more »

Reptile II: It Depends

By Jonathan W. Brogan, Esq.  As those of you who read my earlier article regarding reptile theory and its pervasive use by the plaintiff’s bar understand that this theory, though not scientifically valid, is dangerous to defendants in cases involving safety and reasonable care.  Cases that involve medical malpractice, trucking and/or auto accidents, and products… Read more »

Elizabeth M. Brogan Returns to Firm as “Of Counsel”

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Brogan has rejoined the firm, “of counsel,” and will be working with the Governmental Relations and Workers’ Compensation practice groups, representing the interests of the employer and self-insured employer community before the Maine Legislature. Elizabeth initially joined the firm in 1987, fresh from a year as a visiting… Read more »

NHD ranked in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is honored to be ranked in the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The Firm has been recognized for the following practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1 Portland-ME Appellate Practice Arbitration Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense: White-Collar Insurance Law Labor Law – Union Litigation – Real Estate Mediation… Read more »

Matthew Mehalic Awarded Professional Insurance Designation

Matthew Mehalic has been awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) by The Institutes. This announcement was made by Peter L. Miller, CPCU, president and chief executive officer. The Institutes are an educational organization that confers the CPCU designation on persons who complete eight rigorous courses and examinations and meet its ethics… Read more »