Several NHD attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and New England Rising Stars

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and the 2019 New England Rising Stars has recognized several of our attorneys for inclusion in the publications. We congratulate each of these attorneys for this accomplishment. Top 100 2019 New England Super Lawyers Mark G. Lavoie –… 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 2020 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 »

Norman Hanson & DeTroy Attorneys Receive Honors from Best Lawyers

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is proud to announce that fourteen of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal provision. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey comprising of nearly… Read more »

NH&D Recognized by Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners USA 2019 has recognized NH&D as a Top Firm in the category Litigation: General Commercial. Additionally the following NH&D attorneys have received the “Ranked Lawyer” distinction in the publication: Emily A. Bloch – Maine Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Jonathan W. Brogan – Maine Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Mark G. Lavoie… Read more »

Immunity for Physicians Who Criticize Their Peers

By Christopher C. Taintor, Esq. Section 2511 of the Maine Health Security Act grants immunity from suit to physicians (and some others) “for making any report or other information available to any . . . professional competence committee . . .  committee pursuant to law.”  A “professional competence committee” is any committee which has “responsibility… Read more »

NHD’s Robert P. Cummins is Appointed to the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

Last week (June 2019), the Legislature approved all eight of Governor Mills’ nominations to the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. The new Commissioners include: the Honorable Joshua A. Tardy of Newport; the Honorable Michael Carey of Lewiston; Robert C. LeBrasseur of Sabattus; Sarah A. Churchill of Windham; Mary J. Zmigrodski of Vassalboro; Robert P…. Read more »

WC Appellate Division Decision issued on June 7, 2019 – Termination Due to Cause from Post-Injury Employment

Termination Due to Cause from Post-Injury Employment A recently issued Appellate Division case provides some clarity to the murky question as to what effect, if any, does termination due to cause have on the analysis of an injured worker’s post-injury earning capacity. In O’Leary v. Northern Maine Medical Center, the employee sustained a 2011 back… Read more »

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 »