John DiStaso, the New Hampshire Union Leader's senior political writer, began writing "Granite Status" in 1982. His influential reports on behind-the-scenes politics in the first-primary state are must reading every Thursday for insiders from Concord to Washington, D.C. Watch for "Granite Status" updates on UnionLeader.com whenever New Hampshire political news breaks.
By Jason R.L. Major – Concord, New Hampshire Attorney With the ever-increasing proliferation of electronic communications devices, “texting” or SMS messaging, has become as common a means of communicating as telephones and emails. The usefulness of sending short, discrete messages in text form, combined with our on-the-go lifestyles, makes it tempting to try texting while [...]
By Chuck Douglas – New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Lawyer Every year the nonprofit organization Public Citizen in Washington D.C. does a review of the data nationally for medical malpractice cases. Their most recent report has the data for 2011, which reveals that medical malpractice payments were at the lowest level since 1991. The number of [...]
By Richard J. Lehmann – Concord NH Criminal Lawyer The United State Supreme Court issued a decision that could limit the power of law enforcement officers to investigate and prosecute DWI cases in New Hampshire. The decision of Missouri v. McNeely should be of immediate concern to any person facing a DWI charge. If you [...]
Attorney Richard Lehmann of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. represents the Colby-Sawyer College student who alleged that former Police Chief David Seastrand of New London Police Department asked her to pose nude in exchange for dropping charges against her. Our firm has been contacted by several other women alleging complaints against David Seastrand. Douglas, Leonard [...]
By Richard J. Lehmann – New Hampshire Criminal Attorney Last week, the New York City Police Department issued a statement revealing that it had received a scanning machine that reads terahertz — the natural energy emitted by people and inanimate objects — and allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance. The device, which [...]
By Stephen A. Duggan – New Hampshire Family Law Attorney The month of January typically is a big month for divorce filings. In fact, more divorces are filed early in the year than any other time. This may not be a surprise because people want to get through the holidays and the start of the [...]