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    • B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

      On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden violated the prisoner’s due pr ...

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    • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

      On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts that the new rule violates the Commerc ...

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    • B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

      On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden violated the prisoner’s due pr ...

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  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    … On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence…

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  • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

    … On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts…

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital…

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  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    … Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation…

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  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    … Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation…

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital…

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  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    … On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence…

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  • B&I Issues Fall Estate Planning Alert

    … Partners Martha E. Greene and Kenleigh A. Nicoletta have issued their Fall estate planning alert for 2017. The focus of this bulletin is “What is Probate?” They address such issues as to ensure the orderly distribution of your property to creditors, heirs and/or devisees after your death. A full copy of the alert is available here. The post B&I Issues Fall Estate Planning Alert appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Commerce Clause Challenge

    … On August 30, 2017, the South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral argument in the State of South Dakota’s appeal from the entry of summary judgment by the Hughes County Circuit Court in favor of retailers Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg, Inc. The Circuit Court in March 2017 invalidated the South Dakota economic nexus statute…

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  • Peter Lowe Speaks to Maine Business Leaders

    … On August 7 in Augusta and August 10 in Portland, Peter Lowe was the keynote speaker at events hosted by Career Management Associates and Cross Insurance. Peter spoke to business leaders and HR professionals about the latest developments in employment law both here in Maine and with the new administration in Washington, D.C. The post Peter Lowe Speaks to Maine Business Leaders appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … a dismissal without prejudice of the federal lawsuit on the grounds that the pending constitutional challenge to the PTO process in the Oil States case in the Supreme Court might revive its patent. The Court agreed with Microsoft, however, that regardless of the possible outcome in the Supreme Court, the dismissal should be with prejudice. The post B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Alabama Court Cancels Alabama Use Tax Assessment Against Scholastic Book Clubs

    … In an order issued on August 18, 2017, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama canceled an assessment of use tax issued against Scholastic Book Clubs, concluding that Scholastic, represented by partner David Bertoni, lacked sufficient contacts with Alabama to be required to collect and remit tax. The court found that the activities…

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  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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  • Eisenstein gives Webinar on Cloud Computing

    … Martin Eisenstein recently presented a webinar for Strafford Publishing on sales tax issues in connection with cloud computing. His presentation focused on the thorny questions of sourcing cloud computing services as well as of characterization of the service in order to determine its taxability. His presentation also addressed the nexus…

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