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On April 17, 2019, Attorney Peter Webb of Winer & Bennett testified before the Judicial Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. His testimony was in support of pending legislation to simplify the law governing the admission of medical records and bills at trial in cases with medical bills of $25,000.00 or less. Presently,

New Hampshire law makes a business accountable if it serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person.  In New Hampshire, this legal protection is found in a statute: RSA 507-F “Alcoholic Beverage Licensee Liability.” Such a legal proceeding is commonly referred to as a “Dram Shop” action. The protections provided by this law often come into

It is with sadness that Winer and Bennett, LLP learned of the loss of one of its founding partners, S. Robert Winer, who died on January 11, 2019.  Mr. Winer was 98 years old.  Bob started the first incarnation of what is now Winer and Bennett, LLP in 1957 with George Nelson and J. Albert

Alimony Changes for 2019

The New Hampshire Legislature has enacted changes in the New Hampshire alimony law, effective January 1, 2019, that will be far reaching and important.  The change is made necessary by the change in the federal law that takes alimony out from the status of being a deductible expense for the payor and makes payment of

We live in a world where innovation is constant.  We hear about self-driving cars, personal and private data that is stored in a “cloud” that we cannot see, and financial transactions are made largely without the use of currency.  What do these changes mean with respect to personal injury cases in the years to come? 

The Superior Court system in New Hampshire has been several years in implementing a Felonies First criminal program.  This space has written about the proposed change in the past.  It has finally come into being.  Essentially, the program does away with the probable cause hearing process and sends felonies to the Superior Court for first

Passenger Claims

How does a passenger in a car crash recover damages when the driver of the vehicle is found “at fault”? Passenger claims carry a certain stigma because they are often cast as “suing” a person with a close relationship to the passenger, such as a husband or friend.  This characterization is beneficial to insurers who

The laws in New Hampshire do not require that vehicle owners maintain automobile insurance.  Setting the wisdom of that policy aside, many individuals in New Hampshire unexpectedly have this problem when they are injured by negligent drivers who don’t have insurance.  Where does one turn when they are faced with such a scenario?    The

The following entry was published in the August issue of the New Hampshire Bar News, a respected publication that is distributed to attorneys across the Granite State. Attorneys Brenner G. Webb and Peter G. Webb offer their expertise on matters of Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation Law & Personal Injury Law: Framework of

New Marijuana Law

New Marijuana Law Governor Sununu recently signed into law the “decriminalization” of possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Small amounts are defined as less than three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana or five grams of hashish.  Some people take this to mean that this is legalization of marijuana use.  This is not the case.  Marijuana