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Question and Answer Series on Vermont’s New ‘Sick Leave Law’

May 03, 2016
Primmer’s managing shareholder, Gary Karnedy, recently wrote an article on the new sick leave law for Vermont Business Magazine. Vermont’s new sick leave law takes effect January 2017 (January 2018 for…

Matthew Delude Secures Significant Victory in New Hampshire Supreme Court Case

May 01, 2016
Matthew Delude recently had a significant victory in the first case he argued in the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The petitioners in the proceeding below had brought suit against over 100 homeowners, including…

Do Captive Insurers Need Board Members with Insurance Experience?

Apr 27, 2016
A recent article in Risk Management Monitor discussed the increase in a certain insurance trend, specifically that of captive insurers appointing independent board members with insurance experience. The…
Paul Phillips

Vermont Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of 12% Statutory Interest Rate

Apr 25, 2016
In a 4-1 decision, the Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Vermont’s statutory 12% interest rate. In Concord General Mutual Insurance Co., et al. v. Nathan Gritman, et al, Associate…

Environmental, Telecomm, Utilities & Energy Law: Solar Net Metering in New Hampshire and Vermont

Apr 21, 2016
The latest expansion of private and commercial solar power in New Hampshire is partially a result of the recently updated net metering law, along with falling costs of solar panels and associated equipment. But compared to its neighbors, New Hampshire still lags behind in the expansion of small-scale, distributed, renewable energy generation. Should NH take some cues from its neighbor to the west?

Are purchasers of condos responsible for past owners’ unpaid assessments?

Apr 19, 2016
According to the Community Associations Institute, of the thousands of associations that exist in New Hampshire, more than 40 percent belong to condominiums. That’s a lot of condos.

AdvanceLaw’s Preferred Panel of Law Firms

Apr 15, 2016
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer is proud to be named to AdvanceLaw’s preferred panel of law firms. AdvanceLaw is a group of more than one hundred chief legal officers of large multinationals and its mission…

Gary Franklin Re-elected to the VBA Board of Directors

Apr 10, 2016
Gary Franklin was recently re-elected to a new two year term as an at-large member of the Vermont Bar Association’s Board of Directors. This will mark Gary’s third consecutive term on the Board and will…

Jon Ross Urges Support for Legal Aid for Low-Income Individuals

Apr 01, 2016
Primmer’s L. Jonathan Ross attended American Bar Association Day in Washington, DC on April 20, 2016. Mr. Ross visited with the entire New Hampshire Congressional Delegation to urge their support for increased…

Making the Legal System Accessible to Low-Income Individuals

Mar 25, 2016
Last week Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer made its 5th annual $10,000 contribution to the Vermont Bar Foundation Access to Justice Fund. As one of the founding law firms of this Fund, we are proud to have contributed a total of $50,000 over five years