Disclaimer / Privacy

Please read this disclaimer carefully. By making use of this site, you indicate your acceptance of the terms stated below. If you do not accept these terms, then do not use this site.

This internet site (the "Site") and the materials that it contains have been prepared by Preti Flaherty (the "Firm") for informational purposes only.

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The Content of this Site may be considered advertising for legal services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice.

The Content of this Site does not convey legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice of any kind. Your use of this Site does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and the Firm, nor will any information you submit to us via this Site or by electronic mail be considered a lawyer-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a pre-existing express agreement by us to the contrary.

Although efforts are made to keep the contents of the site current, it may not reflect the latest legal developments. The application of specific laws and legal principles will vary according to location and individual circumstances. Anyone viewing information contained in this Site should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel from an attorney authorized to practice in his or her jurisdiction.

The Firm does not solicit anyone to seek representation based upon viewing this Site.

The Content of this Site concerns topics selected by the Firm for dissemination to the general public and is offered on a blind basis, without any knowledge as to your industry, identity or specific circumstances. The application and impact of relevant laws will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in information contained on this Site. The Content of this Site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with professional advisors.

Access to the Site

The Firm may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost. The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.

By using this Site, you agree to waive any claim you might otherwise have against the Firm that arises from your use of this Site or information provided by this Site. In addition, by using this Site you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Firm from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that alleges injury, damage or harm in whole or in part arising from the provision by you of information from, or claimed to be from, this Site, or that in any way arises from your use of this Site or information provided by this Site in violation of these terms.

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Subject to your full compliance with these terms, the Firm authorizes you to view the Content, make a single copy of it, and print that copy, but only for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content, and provided that the Content, or any part thereof, is not modified. For further information about using or sharing the content on this site, please see the “Response to Online Requests” section below.

Disclaimer of Warranties

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the Firm disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Specifically, but without limitation, the Firm does not warrant that: the information on this Site is correct, accurate or reliable; the functions contained on this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; or defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Response to Online Requests

From time to time, Preti Flaherty may offer to provide information or materials via email or otherwise to interested persons. Preti Flaherty reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to non-Firm sites. These links are provided to you only as a convenience. Such linked sites are not under the control of the Firm and the Firm is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Firm of the site, and the Firm shall have no responsibility for information that is referenced by or linked to this site.

Privacy Statement

Because our Site permits individuals to submit email, we have developed this Privacy Statement to inform Site visitors of our policies and practices regarding such information. At some places on the Site, the use of a "cookie" may be offered. Most browsers now recognize when a "cookie" is offered, and the setting on a user’s browser permit the user to opt out of receiving it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer or your internet service provider. "Cookies" are used on the Firm Site to facilitate use of an area of the Site. We do not use "cookies" to collect and distribute information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Electronic Correspondence to the Firm and Affiliated Servers

Opportunities to send email or to subscribe to email distribution lists through the Site are provided solely to let individuals send comments and communications to use and to request information from us, and they do not give rise to an attorney/client relationship. Preti Flaherty also uses a secure file transfer application on our website for the transmission of electronic files. Questions about using this service should be directed to Preti Flaherty.

Messages are forwarded through the Site to the appropriate persons within the Firm so that they may respond to the questions or comments or provide the information requested, if they elect to do so, which is at their discretion. In the event that the Firm is requested to contact a visitor to this Site, contact information may also be used for purposes of making that communication. Any electronic communication between you and the Firm will not be privileged or confidential; may be disclosed to other persons; and may not be secure. Therefore, you should not send any email to the Firm that contains confidential or sensitive information. Further, all information submitted is the exclusive property of the Firm. The Firm is entitled to use any information submitted for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in the Privacy Statement) or compensation to the person sending the submission. The user acknowledges the originality of any submission communicated to the Firm and accepts responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness, and legality.

Enforcement of Terms and Conditions

These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Maine, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.

Sending

Please do not send any confidential information via e-mail through this website. Sending an e-mail to Preti Flaherty does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship, and will not be deemed to disqualify Preti Flaherty from undertaking any engagement for a current or future client. Before any attorney-client engagement may be formed, Preti Flaherty will need to check for possible conflicts of interest, you will need to consider whether you wish to retain Preti Flaherty as counsel, and we will need to consider whether we wish to accept the potential engagement. In the meantime, Preti Flaherty reserves the right to represent parties with interests adverse to you.

Firm Highlights

Event

The Future of Work: Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of COVID in the Workplace

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

News

Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

Publication

Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...

News

Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...

Publication

Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Reporting and Related Requirements

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated its COVID-19 FAQ with current guidance and reporting requirements. Although the information offered is not legal advice and is not judicially enforceable, it is helpful direction in...

Press Coverage

Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated...

Publication

Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Revises Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has completed the annual update of its Medical Fee Schedule. Appendix II (professional fees) and Appendix IV (outpatient facility fees) have been updated in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

News

2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law...

Event

The Crisis of the She-cession and What Employers Can Do to Address It

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...