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NH Supreme Court Clarifies Duty of Snow Removal Contractors

The NH Supreme Court has reversed the most recent in a line of superior court decisions that had significantly limited a snow removal contractor’s duty to third parties.  Applying a very narrow interpretation of Section 324A(b) of the Restatement (Second) of Torts, some NH superior courts had held that a [...]

October 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Horse Farm Owner Based on Statute (RSA 508:19) Granting Immunity to those engaged in Equine Activities

A minor plaintiff, who had been taking riding lessons from an experienced equestrian and horse farm owner, arranged to have a “free ride”, without any supervision, on a horse she had successfully ridden before.  Unfortunately, she fell from the horse when attempting to dismount.  The horse then stepped on her, [...]

June 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Taking the Bite out of Defendant Shopping

In a recent decision in Lamarre v. Rando-Ellis, et al., No. 226-2018-CV-00047, the Hillsborough Superior Court, Southern District (Temple, J.), affirmed the limitations of a landlord's duty of care relative to attacks on third parties by a tenant's dog.  Rando-Ellis lived by herself at a home owned by her mother [...]

June 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES TO SUBCONTRACTORS?

ARE GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES TO EMPLOYEES OF SUBCONTRACTORS FOR SOMETHING OUTSIDE THEIR CONTROL? Grady v. Jones Lang Lasalle Construction Company, Inc., No. 2017-0371 (Aug. 8, 2018) In a fact-dependent decision, the New Hampshire Supreme Court declined to impose a duty of care to provide supervision, training, or safety [...]

August 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

INJURED WORKERS TO RECEIVE DIRECT DEPOSIT

Despite the digital age, New Hampshire workers injured in the course and scope of their employment have been paid their weekly disability benefits through paper check mailed to their home address.  Current Labor Department Regulations allow the insurance carrier to make a direct deposit to the claimant’s bank account, or [...]

August 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

Teen Drivers and the High Risk of Drowsy Driving

High Risk of Drowsy Driving - Teens find themselves not only at high risk for vehicle accidents but also for sleep deprivation. The combination of sleep deprivation and driving risk factors normally associated with teens make proper sleep an important issue for you and your teen. Sleep Deprivation Alters How [...]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|