Understanding The Visa and MasterCard Class Action Settlement Notice

 In the past few weeks merchants have been receiving a “Notice of Class Action Settlement” related to a lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and numerous banks.  The purpose of the Notice is to provide information about the law suit and the proposed settlement to members of the “class.” The Notice encompasses 27 pages and can be […]

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Enforcement of Family Court Orders–Vermont and New Hampshire comparison

I have written before of the frustration  I feel for my clients who do not understand why  Family Court judges in Vermont seem to be reluctant to enforce family court orders.  Recently in three separate cases  clients rightly expressed their dismay at not receiving prompt and decisive responses from the court when the opposing party […]

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Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Vermont in the Age of Facebook

  In a contested hearing held in Vermont Family Court, Mother and Father each request sole parental rights and responsibilities of their minor children.  Mother brings with her pictures of Father partying, drinking, and in compromising poses with the opposite sex, along with comments about how much he enjoys his night life, all posted on […]

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Vermont’s newest business entity: The “B Corporation”

Effective July 1, 2011, entrepreneurs in Vermont have a new business entity to consider when determining how to set up shop.  The “Vermont Benefit Corporation Act” creates a new corporate model that encourages “for profit” businesses to focus on solving social and environmental problems. Ordinary corporations have a legal duty to protect their shareholder’s interests above […]

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Containing your attorneys fees costs in Vermont and New Hampshire family courts

> Litigation legal services are expensive, but if you are involved in a family court case in Vermont or New Hampshire, you have options that can reduce the cost of litigation while still receiving legal assistance. Both Vermont and New Hampshire have made it easier for parties to represent themselves in family court while having […]

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