Health Law Update

By Christopher C. Taintor, Esq. “The Sooner the Better” Is Not Enough to Prove Causation The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, recently decided Holmes v. Eastern Maine Medical Center, 2019 ME 84, 208 A.3d 792.  In Holmes, the Court affirmed judgments in favor of three defendants: Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC),… Read more »

NHD Represents “Friends of the Court” in Supreme Court Super PAC Challenge

Russ Pierce and Chris Taintor have recently entered an appearance in the United States Supreme Court, on behalf of a group of law professors and researchers, who are Amici Curiae (“Friends of the Court”) supporting a group of Congressional Petitioners asking the Supreme Court to review a seminal decision of the D.C. Circuit involving campaign… Read more »

Judicial and Legislative Developments in Maine Employment Law

BY:  Devin W. Deane, Esq. The last several months have seen a great deal of activity in the field of employment law.  In a series of decisions, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States District Court for the District of Maine have more clearly defined the limits on liability under the Maine Whistleblowers… Read more »

NHD COVID-19 Safety Considerations

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC, has adjusted its policies so that its services and response capabilities for clients remain unaffected, while doing our best to prevent risk of spreading the coronavirus in our workplace and our community. Because of safety considerations relating to COVID-19, we are closing reception to… Read more »

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 »