Legal Brief: News from around NH

State Supreme Court upholds short-term rental owners

The NH Supreme Court ruled in favor of short-term renter Scott Kudrick in a lawsuit against the town of Conway, and he and other short-term renters decided that at least the town would regulate them. We have allowed the property to continue to be rented until

The Town has the right to request a rehearing within 10 days of the May 2 opinion.

Town manager John Eastman previously told the Conway Daily Sun that if a court ruled short-term rentals in residential areas were legal, the town would seek to regulate rentals in those areas. rice field.

Devine Millimet Adds Litigation Attorney

Mark Perkins

Mark A. Perkins

Mark A. Perkins has joined Devine Millimet as a litigation attorney.

Prior to returning to Connecticut, he was a Connecticut attorney with over 20 years of experience in civil litigation, personal injury, real estate litigation, local government liability, probate and trust administration.

Frisbee Memorial Hospital fined for price transparency issue

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid has fined Frisbee Memorial Hospital $102,660 after it determined it did not comply with federal price transparency requirements.

The fine was imposed last month after CMS determined that Rochester Hospital had not been in compliance since October 24.

The agency’s regulations establish requirements for hospitals operating in the United States to develop, update, and publish a list of standard rates for the items and services they provide.


Derek D. Rick

Frisbie was acquired by Nashville-based HCA Healthcare in 2020.

Orr & Reno Adds Two Lawyers

Derek D. Lick and Kelly L. Ovitt Puc have joined as shareholders of Concord-based Orr & Reno.

Rick has over 20 years of experience as a litigator representing clients in a wide variety of complex legal matters, including business, real estate, construction and property tax matters.


Kelly L. Obit Pack

Disputes and litigation involving personal injury and product liability claims.

Ovitt Puc focuses on real estate transactions, commercial finance, hospitality transactions, general business representation and creditor/debtor relations.

NH residents will lose record amounts to romance scammers in 2022

In 2022, New Hampshire residents will lose more than three times the amount they lost to romance in 2021, a new study reveals.

Online fraud research firm Social Catfish analyzed FBI and Federal Trade Commission data and surveyed more than 3,000 victims of romance scams to find out how residents of each state would have lived in 2022. bottom. with their money.

The amount Granite Staters lost to romance scams in 2022 will be 155% of what they lost in 2021, the state’s fourth-largest year-over-year increase, a study found.

About 71 New Hampshire residents lost a state record of at least $2.6 million to romance scams in 2022. This is the amount reported to law enforcement agencies and agencies from which the FTC collects data. Industry experts say the number is likely much higher.

The average loss per victim was $36,529.

Granite Staters are compensated with TurboTax filing tactics

More than 23,000 Granite State consumers will receive checks in the mail for about $30, following a $728,920 settlement with TurboTax owner Intuit, the attorney general’s office said.

The settlement includes fees paid by consumers.

I was tricked into paying to file a federal tax return. Consumers eligible to participate in the Settlement who paid to file their federal tax returns through TurboTax for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax years are eligible to file free through the IRS Free File Program. includes those who have

A year ago, Intuit agreed to a $141 million multistate settlement that would pay out a total of about 4.4 million consumers nationwide, the AG’s office said, while eligible consumers I added that I should have received the check automatically.

The amount each consumer receives is based on the applicable tax years. For more information, visit his website at:

Securities Bureau Settles Merrill Ranch Telemarketing Case

The NH Securities Regulator has announced a settlement of a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch for violating telemarketing restrictions.

Merrill Lynch agreed to pay administrative penalties of $650,000 and an additional $50,000 for the investigation.

With 1,296,000 active registrations, New Hampshire has the most active registrations per capita on the National Do Not Call Registry, according to the agency. A Do Not Call Violation occurs when a telemarketing call is placed to a Do Not Call number without the recipient’s consent.

After a 2022 investigation, the agency determined that Merrill Lynch violated telemarketing restrictions of financial industry regulators in 2019 and 2020.

Merrill Lynch has neither confirmed nor denied this claim.

After the violation was discovered, Merrill Lynch took disciplinary action against the offending agents and supervisors. It also enacted additional measures designed to improve detection of illegal agent telemarketing activities.

The agency previously cited Merrill Lynch for violating do-not-call restrictions in 2014.

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