Our Blog – Firm-Wide
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…
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…
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…
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.