Representative Matters

Environmental

  • Defended medical device company in four-week hazardous waste trial in federal court involving clean-up of mercury in river sediment.
  • Defended $250 million clean-up order at nine-day hearing before Maine Board of Environmental Protection.
  • Defended largest Maine petroleum enforcement action in over 20 years.
  • Defended largest U.S. EPA pesticide enforcement action in Region I.
  • Resolved property damage claims for residential and commercial landowners located on former municipal landfill.
  • Resolved state and federal natural resource damage claims at three former marine oil terminals.
  • Resolved property damage lawsuit by lakefront property owners arising from No. 6 fuel oil spill.
  • Defended environmental consultants in $1 million federal court jury trial against manufacturing company claim of faulty environmental site assessment.
  • Defended environmental engineers in three-week New Hampshire arbitration in $15 million alleged negligent water treatment system design at superfund site.
  • Defended paper company in multi-plaintiff toxic tort lawsuit involving alleged brain cancer cluster.
  • Successful U.S. EPA sole source aquifer petition under the Clean Water Act, Conanicut Island, Rhode Island.
  • Successful contested license transfer for 99MW wind power project in New Hampshire.
  • Successful contested air emission license amendment for paper mill.

Financial and General Litigation

  • Won $13.6 million civil jury trial in Bangor, Maine for breach of contract to negotiate in good faith on behalf of electric utility.
  • Won $40 million securities arbitration in Washington, D.C. on behalf of publicly traded company in connection with stock purchase of Maryland manufacturer.
  • Won $419,000 securities arbitration in Boston.
  • Won appeal of award of $50 million contract for wireless emergency communication service.
  • Won appeal of award of $35 million contract for state-wide lottery services.
  • Won securities and probate litigation and arbitration related to mishandling of assets, securities fraud, fiduciary mismanagement, and related matters.
  • Defense and prosecution of numerous high value construction claims.

Media and First Amendment

  • Won news media First Amendment challenge to secret jury selection in high profile criminal case.
  • Won federal summary judgment in favor of eight news media organizations against claims of libel, invasion of privacy, and civil rights violations arising from reporting on alleged unlawful firearms confiscation.
  • Won trials and appeals permitting access to state and federal public records for news media.
  • Pre-publication review of news articles and broadcasts for news media.
  • Won dismissal of defamation claims against New York Times reporter.
  • Won lawsuit attempting to compel disclosure of identity of author of allegedly defamatory anonymous news letter.
  • Won dismissal of federal copyright claims against prominent magazine.

Firm Highlights

News

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman Assist with Amicus Brief in Defense of Maine's Anti-SLAPP Law

Serving as counsel for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and 14 other news media organizations, Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund Schutz and Alexandra Harriman filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court a...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

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Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...