May 15, 2018

Milking the First Amendment

First Amendment – Every so often we lawyers come across words that are defined by the government in ways that skew or obscure the meaning most of us are used to. Some famous examples are the Supreme Court’s struggle with …

May 09, 2018

Does NH Law Prohibit Discrimination Based on Gender Identity?

NH Gender Identity – About every other week, I find myself in the drive-through with my 8 year-old in the back, ordering the “regular,” a 6-piece chicken nugget kids meal.  We have the order down pat – sweet and sour …

Mar 08, 2018

Statute of Limitations: NH Can No Longer Chase You Forever

 Statute of Limitations: Until this year the State of New Hampshire had no statute of limitations against bringing a citizen to court to enforce some penalty or collect money from them. In 2009, the New Hampshire Supreme Court in the …

Mar 02, 2018

What Should You Do if You are on FMLA Leave, Your Leave is About to Expire, and Your Doctor Says You Need to Stay Out of Work a Little Longer?

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Generally, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows an eligible employee working for a covered employer to take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave a year if the employee needs the …

Feb 26, 2018

Can I Lose my Job for Expressing my Political Beliefs?

Political Beliefs – In these days of very colorful and opinionated Tweets coming in rapid fire from our highest government officials, it might seem unbelievable that the answer to this question is “yes.”  But the answer is very likely to be …

Dec 14, 2017

$750,000 SETTLEMENT IN N.H. FATAL SHOOTING CASE

Attorney Chuck Douglas announced that the law firm has settled the September 30, 2013, fatal shooting of Wendy Lawrence in Manchester for $750,000. Ms. Lawrence had been pursued on the Interstate for speeding, but after she arrived in Manchester at …

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