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Gary Karnedy

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…
Do Captive Insurers Need Board Members with Insurance Experience?

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…
Elijah Emerson

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?
Paolo Wieser

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.
The Rise of Medical Stop-Loss Captives

The Rise of Medical Stop-Loss Captives

Apr 18, 2016
In a recent whitepaper by QBE North America, the global reinsurer reported a rise in medical stop-loss captives among companies that self-fund employee health insurance. According to the whitepaper, Medical…
Trials: a Failure of Lawyering?

Trials: a Failure of Lawyering?

Trials may constitute the pinnacle of our professional achievement as attorneys. In most situations, however, taking a case through verdict may represent a failure of our most important duty: to protect and assist our clients.
Why Insurers Miss the Boat by not  Insisting That Their Adjusters Attend Mediations

Why Insurers Miss the Boat by not Insisting That Their Adjusters Attend Mediations

There is a puzzling disconnect in the world of mediation. Some insurers routinely fly adjusters across the country to attend mediations. Others seek telephonic participation wherever possible. Puzzling further, is the practice of some insurance carriers who insist on sending an adjuster to observe a jury trial from start to finish, having earlier refused to allow that same adjuster to travel to a mediation that well might have resolved the case.
Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Beginning July 1, 2018, Vermont joined several states that are taking steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The law applies to all employers in Vermont, regardless of size. It's critical for employers to be aware of these changes and take necessary steps for compliance
New Hampshire Renewable Energy Updates

New Hampshire Renewable Energy Updates

On July 12, 2018 the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission released a memo regarding group net-metering host eligibility under Senate Bill 321 of 2018.