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May 14, 2015

Town Employment or Municipal Employment in New Hampshire

Town Employment or Municipal Employment In many instances, public employees in New Hampshire have different rights and responsibilities than individuals employed by private businesses in the private sector.  They may, for example, be a member of a collective bargaining unit which has defined obligations regarding the filing of employee grievances.  Moreover, even if not a member of the union, a city or…

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April 22, 2015

Hand-Held Cell phones While Driving In New Hampshire Banned as of July 1, 2015

  No Hand-held cell phones while driving in New Hampshire Effective July 1, 2015 hand-held cell phones while driving in New Hampshire are banned.  The law applies while “driving” which, it is important to note, includes when “temporarily halted in traffic” such as when at a light or obeying a similar traffic control device.  It also “presumes” that a driver who…

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April 6, 2015

Rules of the Road New Hampshire and the Duty to Yield

  Rules of the Road New Hampshire and the Duty to Yield Rules of the Road New Hampshire include the duty to yield.  There are at least three clear instances when it applies.  Drivers breach this duty, a lot.  This is what happened on April 3, 2015 on Dover Point Road in Dover New Hampshire when a car failed to…

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April 3, 2015

Real Estate Easement Rights in New Hampshire

Real estate easement rights in New Hampshire is an issue the New Hampshire Supreme Court recently addressed in the context of property rights arising from the subdivision of a 400 acre parcel of land in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.  Restrictive covenants that were part of the subdivision were not uniform across all lots.  Issues involving easements and the use of a…

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March 24, 2015

Injury at Work, NH Workers Compensation Coverage

Injury at work – covered by workers compensation insurance if risks from work are “substantial contributing factor to injury” Injury at work, is it covered by workers compensation insurance when several different causes?  This is the question that the New Hampshire Supreme Court recently answered in Appeal of Brandon Kelly.

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March 23, 2015

Breach of Implied Warranty Structural Defects Causing Mold

Structural Defects in Home Construction Causing Mold The defendants built a house in 2004. Four years later, the plaintiffs purchased it. Shortly before their purchase, the plaintiffs visited the house several times and had it inspected; neither the plaintiffs nor the home inspector observed mold in the house. Nonetheless, in June 2009, after living in the house for several months, the plaintiffs…

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