Investigation into Alleged Abuse at New Hampshire Youth Detention Center Unearths Troubling Past for Both Civil and Criminal Cases

Concord, New Hampshire – Attorneys for the state of New Hampshire began presenting their defense in a lawsuit brought by a man who claims he endured severe physical and sexual abuse as a teenager at the Sununu Youth Services Center. The trial sheds light on ongoing allegations of abuse at the youth detention center, as over 1,100 former residents have sued the state, resulting in an unprecedented criminal investigation. Eleven former state workers have been arrested thus far, as more than six decades of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse have been alleged. The unique aspect … Read more

New Hampshire Man Wins Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Market Basket, Grocer Mulls Appeal

CONCORD, N.H. – Market Basket, a grocery store chain, is considering an appeal after a federal jury awarded a New Hampshire man over $134,000 in an age discrimination lawsuit. The plaintiff, Rodney Martinez, who joined the company at the age of 55 in 2012, alleges that despite working full-time hours at the company’s Manchester store, he was never promoted to a full-time position with benefits. He claims that between 2017 and 2019, out of 37 employees promoted, only 5 were over the age of 38. In response to the jury’s decision, Market Basket expressed surprise … Read more

Florence Man Acquitted of Child Rape Charges in Hampshire County Court: Supporters Celebrate His Freedom

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A Florence man accused of child rape and related offenses was acquitted on all counts after a week-long trial at Hampshire Superior Court. Scott Duseau, 52, was embraced by his supporters and family members outside the court following the verdict. Duseau had been free on bail and conditions since his arrest in October 2022 on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. David Mintz, Duseau’s attorney, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating that Duseau’s life had been greatly affected by these charges and that he … Read more

New Hampshire Becomes the Latest State to Pass Comprehensive Privacy Law, Taking Effect in 2025

Concord, New Hampshire – The state of New Hampshire has recently signed its second comprehensive privacy law for the year 2024. Starting from January 1, 2025, this law will be in effect, aligning with similar legislation in other states such as Iowa, Delaware, and New Jersey. Notably, the law does not include a definition of “consumer” within an employment context, and its enforcement powers lie with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. Furthermore, it does not provide a private right of action, following the lead of several other states. One key aspect of the new … Read more