Representative Matters

  • Lead author of post-hearing brief after complex three-week arbitration proceeding featuring breach of contract and intellectual property claims, resulting in recovery of $3.6 million in damages for our client, Criterium Engineers, against QualityBuilt.com.
  • Lead author of successful brief filed in federal court of appeals on behalf of Industry Energy Consumer Group in Maine PUC v. FERC, 625 F.3d 765 (D.C. Cir. 2010), striking down order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the ground that it deprived our client of its statutory rights under the Federal Power Act.
  • Lead author of post-hearing brief in arbitration where our client prevailed in dispute between general partners and related entities over distribution and allocation of proceeds of $79 million timberland sale. Blanchet Woodlands, LLC v. Pelletier Woodlands, LLC, Arb. No. 50 180 T 00274 08.
  • Lead author of brief convincing federal district court to reject claim that $40 million international arbitration award in securities fraud case secured for our client Kingspan Group PLC of Ireland was affected by bias.
  • Lead author of successful class certification brief in Marine Hose Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1888 (S.D. Fla.), leading to recovery of $32 million for class of purchasers.
  • Lead author of winning brief filed in Maine Supreme Judicial Court in York Hospital v. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 ME 165, upholding trial court ruling that award of certificate of need to our clients Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Medical Center, and Goodall Hospital by the Maine Department of Human Services was not affected by bias

Firm Highlights

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

Publication

Litigation and Arbitration Venue Provisions in Construction Contracts: When and How They Work

Venue and choice-of-law provisions are fairly standard in construction contacts, but can be overlooked due to their location within a contract. When drafted effectively, these provisions can help limit uncertainty about where and how...

Publication

WC Alert: Recent Developments from Maine's Workers' Compensation Board

Frank A. Graf, MD, Reappointed to Approved List of § 312 Examiners At the February 11 meeting of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, Frank Graf, MD, was reappointed to the list of approved § 312...

Publication

The Potential of the Blockchain for Asset Protection Planning

While many legal scholars focus on the challenges and complications seemingly inherent to blockchain and cryptocurrency, others look past the fear and see potential. In this article for Cumberland Law Review , Ian Huyett and Brian Quirk...

Event

2020 Employment Breakfast Series: Strengthening Your Company's Management of Accommodation Requests

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

Event

2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...