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Ambiguous Insurance Policies

Is your insurance policy ambiguous? Just because you have paid your premiums on-time, doesn’t mean that your insurance policy will pay out.
Suing Insurance Company To Pay Out On Paid Policy
In Exeter Hosp, Inc. v. Steadfast Ins. Co., No. 2015-0624, slip op. (June 22, 2017), the New Hampshire Supreme Court decided an umbrella policy coverage […]

Great Loss To New Hampshire Legal Education Community

 

Professor Jorda was at the forefront of making FPLC a leader in the intellectual property law field and his influence will be sorely missed.

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New Statutory Provisions Governing Vehicle Removal – Categories and Notice Requirements

A common quandary for landlords over the years has been how to handle the removal of vehicles presenting an obstruction or hazard.  Recent additions to RSA 540-A:3 now specifically address vehicle removal, and codify specific procedures based upon the circumstances presented.  These changes, codified at Paragraphs II-a, II-b, and II-c, were effective as of […]

N.H. Uniform Securities Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

An updated state securities statute goes into effect on Jan. 1 that repeals and replaces the current New Hampshire Uniform Securities Act and promises to modernize and simplify the capital-raising process for early-stage companies and other small- and medium-sized businesses.

The new law represents an attempt to harmonize New Hampshire securities law with the securities […]

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New Law Allows Landlords to Charge Up to One Year of Rent Up Front

In a somewhat under the radar statutory change that took effect July 26, 2014, the legislature specifically permitted rent to be charged on a quarterly or less frequent basis. While a landlord is still prohibited from charging more than the equivalent of one month’s rent as a security deposit, under new language added to […]

When is a smell more than a smell?

Mellin v. Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc., No. 2014-020, slip op. (N.H. Apr. 24, 2015)

According to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, a smell can be so significant that it constitutes a “physical loss” for purposes of insurance coverage. Specifically, in Mellin v. Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc., No. 2014-020, […]

New Hampshire Supreme Court Finds No Insurance Coverage For Mother Of Police Shooter

Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mutrie, No. 2013-400, slip op. (N.H. Nov. 13, 2014)

On April 12, 2012, Cullen Mutrie shot and killed Greenland police chief Michael Maloney and wounded four other police officers, before killing his girlfriend and himself.  The shooting occurred when the officers attempted to execute a search warrant. The officers were […]

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

A tenant’s failure to allow the landlord to perform remediation of bed bug (or another pest) infestation is now a specific ground for eviction under RSA 540:2, II(g).  By statute, the tenant is now liable for paying for remediation where he is responsible.  The tenant is presumed responsible if, during the 6 months prior […]

Understanding the Social Security Disability Claims Process

In addition to providing for retirement income, Social Security also provides benefits for those who are disabled and find themselves unable to work or otherwise struggling to make ends meet because of a “disability.” But obtaining benefits under either the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs is not as […]

New Hampshire Trusts: A Powerful Estate Planning Tool

If you were to ask most folks the first word that pops into their head when they think of an “estate planning document,” their likely answer would be “will.” However, one of the most powerful estate planning tools is in fact a trust. If you are in the process of establishing or evaluating your […]

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