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Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

http://harmlesserrorblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • Mar 28

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
Rank this Week: 786

Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Maine car accidents, motorcycle accidents and products liability cases, news and laws. By Peter Thompson & Associates.

http://www.maineinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Maine Teen Killed in Bicycle Accident, Struck by Truck

    Maine Teen Killed in Bicycle Accident, Struck by Truck
    One teen was killed and another seriously injured recently in Waldoboro, after a box truck struck the pair as they were stopped in the southbound lane speaking to some pedestrians. According to authorities, the refrigerated lobster truck…
  • Aug 8

    Speeding Crackdown in Construction Zones Aims to Prevent Bangor Traffic Collision

    Speeding Crackdown in Construction Zones Aims to Prevent Bangor Traffic Collision
    A worker was moving a barrel in a construction zone on Interstate 95 in Bangor recently when a speeding car zipped by – and nearly struck him. He was only saved by his quick reaction when he leaped behind a concrete barrier to avoid a…
  • Aug 4

    Brown v. Austin: Hunting Death Weighed by Maine Court

    Brown v. Austin: Hunting Death Weighed by Maine Court
    The Androscoggin Superior Court has granted a pre-judgment writ of attachment requested by the surviving family of a man killed in an apparent hunting accident near his home. In the case of Brown v. Austin, the judge ruled it was more likely…
Rank this Week: 904

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    Maine Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

    Maine Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe Medical Marijuana
    Under a recent change to the medical marijuana law in Maine, nurse practitioners are now permitted to recommend medical marijuana to patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Before this change in the law, only physicians were…
  • Jul 30

    Suicide Rates Higher for Smokers According to Study

    Suicide Rates Higher for Smokers According to Study
    A recent study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research raises the possibility that the link between smoking and suicide may be stronger than previously believed.The researchers compared suicide rates in states with aggressive…
  • Jul 18

    Moose-Vehicle Collisions Trending Down in Maine

    Moose-Vehicle Collisions Trending Down in Maine
    According to a recent article in the Portland Press Herald, though there have been several moose-vehicle collisions in Maine in the month of July, the actual number of these crashes has decreased over the past three years. Statistics from the…
Rank this Week: 866

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1787

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. From Al Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Discretion by Allison Lotta

    Discretion by Allison Lotta
    Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012)  
  • Oct 15

    Patriots choke against Seattle

    Patriots choke against Seattle
    The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed…
  • Oct 5

    Taken 2 has arrived

    Taken 2 has arrived
    Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson…
Rank this Week: 2297

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Dismissed Felony Domestic Violence Charge

    Dismissed Felony Domestic Violence Charge
    Facing Felony Domestic Violence Charges A domestic violence charge in Maine occurs when certain crimes, such as assault, criminal threatening and terrorizing, among other crimes, are committed against a family or household member. In most…
  • Aug 6

    I didn’t know my license was suspended. Can I be charged with OAS?

    I didn’t know my license was suspended. Can I be charged with OAS?
    You may have been pulled over for a routine traffic check. After the police officer ran your plates, the officer informed you that your driver’s license was suspended. You are now charged with a misdemeanor crime of operating after…
  • Aug 1

    Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Portland Maine

    Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Portland Maine
    Being accused of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Maine means that the state charges the offender purposely made a family or household member fearful of being physically hurt. Domestic Violence Criminal Threating is typically a…
Rank this Week: 3254

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Aug 19

    FERGUSON, MISSOURI, 8/19/2014.

    FERGUSON, MISSOURI, 8/19/2014.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom August 19, 2014 Why was Michael Brown shot to death shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? Don’t bother trying to tell me, because one thing I’m sure of is you don’t have a clue. None of the…
  • Aug 8

    CHANCES OF OUI ARREST HIGH IF STOPPED BY MAINE POLICE.

    CHANCES OF OUI ARREST HIGH IF STOPPED BY MAINE POLICE.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom August 8, 2014   In a previous post, I examined the sharp downward trend in OUI arrests in Maine overall, accompanied by a sharp upward trend in alcohol test results below .0.08%.…
  • Jul 24

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom July 24, 2014 The Maine Legislature made some changes to Maine’s prostitution statutes over the past year or so, attempting to address the problem of “human trafficking” or “sex…
Rank this Week: 3815

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing

    Yes, Patent Trolls Are Doing What You Think They Are Doing
    Timothy Lee of Vox directs our attention to the latest empirical study into the economic impact of patent trolls: a paper published by Lauren Cohen of the Harvard Business School, Umit G. Gurum of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Scott…
  • Aug 17

    When Should You Ask Alice?

    When Should You Ask Alice?
    Friday was a good day for AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Gannet Company, and Target. The Federal Circuit reversed a district court determination that patents asserted against them by I/P Engine were valid and infringed. For the…
  • Aug 12

    Patent Reform: Not (Yet) A Dead Letter

    Patent Reform: Not (Yet) A Dead Letter
    Pardon the pun. Patent reform, a perpetual hot topic of conversation in the halls of the United States Congress, is seemingly on the minds of five Democratic senators who are trying a different tactic: Administrative, rather than legislative,…
Rank this Week: 3404

Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
  • Aug 19

    LinkedIn Pays Up

    LinkedIn Pays Up
    The Company dubbed the world’s most boring social network recently agreed to pay almost $6 million in fines to settle claims that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. LinkedIn will pay about $3.3 million in unpaid wages and $2.5…
  • Aug 19

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown

    Tardy Tuesday: You Can Paint the Town Red...But Not Tucker Chocolate or Clinton Brown
    Clinton Tucker, a New Jersey man and former Benjamin Moore employee has sued his former employer claiming discrimination on account of two of Benjamin Moore’s paint colors—Tucker Chocolate and Clinton Brown. Tucker claims that…
  • Aug 19

    When It Will Bite You: Not Everybody Sees Bullying As Requiring Legislation

    When It Will Bite You: Not Everybody Sees Bullying As Requiring Legislation
    Late last month, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed legislation intended to curb workplace bullying in state government offices. One cannot be sure of the exact motivation behind Governor Hassan’s veto, but it is…
Rank this Week: 3478

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    New Gloucester Maine Woman's Bad Night Gets Worse When She Gets Arrested

    New Gloucester Maine Woman's Bad Night Gets Worse When She Gets Arrested
    A Gray couple were awoken at 2 a.m. Wednesday when a woman they did not know turned on their bedroom light and asked if anyone wanted to play, authorities said. Charity Hatch, 32, of New Gloucester was charged with criminal mischief in…
  • Jul 28

    Attorney William T. Bly selected by Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star

    Attorney William T. Bly selected by Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star
    For the fourth year in a row, Attorney William T. Bly has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in New England for DUI/DWI/OUI defense.  Attorney Bly specializes in drunk driving defense and this award is another…
  • Jul 3

    Divorce with Children

    Divorce with Children
    Most divorces in Maine involve children.  These cases are stressful for the attorneys as well as the divorcing parents.  Everyone wants full residency (custody) of their kids and the thought of giving up parenting to their now ex's…
Rank this Week: 4607

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 8

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
  • Aug 6

    Maine's Greenleaf Decision Creates Mortgage “Insecurity” for MERS

    Maine's Greenleaf Decision Creates Mortgage “Insecurity” for MERS
    In a decision sure to cast doubt on the validity of numerous mortgages throughout the State, Maine’s highest court invalidated the foreclosure of a mortgage held by MERS. In Bank of America v. Greenleaf, the Maine Law Court held that…
  • Aug 5

    FDIC: Banks can consult with FDIC staff instead of hiring consultant

    FDIC: Banks can consult with FDIC staff instead of hiring consultant
    The Summer 2014 edition of the FDICs Supervisory Insights Journal is now out. This edition includes two articles: (1) an article advising banks on how to meet regulatory expectations without outside consultants; and (2) an article…
Rank this Week: 3302

Benefits Law Update

Benefits Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. By Verrill Dana, LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitsupdate.com/
  • Aug 7

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update
    Employer group health plans and other covered entities that have not already amended business associate agreements (BAAs) to incorporate changes required by the Final Omnibus Rule must do so by September 22, 2014.  (You can read our…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review
    The 2013-2014 term of the Supreme Court of the United States produced opinions that will have substantial effects on the design and administration of most employee benefits plans. This summary highlights three key decisions, one…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update
    While 2014 has been a relatively quiet year in terms of new rules affecting retirement plans, the January 1, 2015 effective date for the Affordable Care Act employer shared responsibility mandate is now in sight. This summary discusses a few…
Rank this Week: 3377

Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol

    Coast Guard Scientists Prep for Arctic Patrol
    A team of scientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center will depart from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 8. The purpose of their month-long evaluation is to…
  • Jul 30

    The Future? The Present?

    The Future? The Present?
    The United States is the world leader in robotics, including those in the maritime space. Can we maintain or extend our leadership? There are increasing indications that will be a challenge, (but one to which we can rise) as reflected in this…
  • May 28

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning

    BOEM Moves Ahead on New York Offshore Wind Planning
    According to Marine Log magazine, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts for the Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York. See:…
Rank this Week: 3483

OUI Hotline

OUI Hotline

Focuses on drunk driving and drug-related issues in Maine and the northeastern United States. By John Webb.

http://www.ouihotline.com
  • Jul 28

    My Opportunity To Learn From The Best Defense Attorney

    My Opportunity To Learn From The Best Defense Attorney
    I am pleased to announce that I just completed the 2014 Summer Session hosted by the National College for DUI Defense on the grounds of Harvard Law School on July 24-26, 2014. It featured some of the premier Operating Under the Influence…
  • Jul 3

    Community Service and Baseball

    Community Service and Baseball
    Nichols & Webb has always had a strong sense of community service. Whether it’s volunteering, contributing to community causes or defending the constitutional rights of our friends and neighbors, we have remained dedicated to Maine…
  • Sep 24

    Molly

    Molly
    Miley Cyrus is dancing with her, Kanye West sings about her. So who is Molly? Molly is a fairly common street drug that causes hallucinations and euphoria but also promises a terrifying and horrific crash. In addition to the drug’s…
Rank this Week: 2460

Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice in Maine. By Briggs & Wholey LLC.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Lead Paint Cases in Maine

    Lead Paint Cases in Maine
    Lead paint is toxic and has a number of dangerous effects on unborn infants and children. The risk of unwittingly being exposed to lead paint is particularly high in older houses. Symptoms of lead poisoning include behavioral problems,…
  • Jun 24

    Construction Worker Fatalities in Maine

    Construction Worker Fatalities in Maine
    Recently, a mason working at a downtown Freeport shopping plaza on a landscaping crew was trying to remove the door of the loader with a coworker when granite steps that were held by the forks of the forklift crushed him. The worker was…
  • Jun 17

    Insurance Issues In Maine Car Accident Case

    Insurance Issues In Maine Car Accident Case
    Insurance issues can complicate a car accident case. This is why it is important to retain a Maine personal injury attorney that understands insurance coverage, particularly when there may be multiple insurance policies that offer coverage…
Rank this Week: 3721

Energy Law Update

Energy Law Update

Covers major court or regulatory orders, conference or seminar announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.energylawupdate.com/
  • Jun 30

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit
    On Friday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sevice issued its first eagle take permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  The permit was issued to the operational Shiloh IV wind power project in Northern California.  Over the…
  • Jun 23

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court
    The advocacy group American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asking the court to invalidate a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that increased the shelf…
  • Jun 2

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court
    A lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit to TransCanada’s Sisk Mountain wind power project was denied today in U.S. District Court in Maine. …
Rank this Week: 3303

Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Same Sex Marriage in Maine: What You Need to Know

    Same Sex Marriage in Maine: What You Need to Know
    If you are thinking about getting married to your partner, or you were married in another state or country, there are some things that you should know about Maine’s marriage law.   How to get married. A couple who wants to get…
  • Nov 13

    Same Sex Marriage Passed by Voter

    Same Sex Marriage Passed by Voter
    On November 6, 2012, Maine became the first state in the nation to approve same-sex marriage by referendum. That night was (rightly so) a night of celebration. Couples wept and danced, engagements were announced, and wedding plans commenced.…
  • Sep 16

    Estate Planning

    Estate Planning
    Mapping it all out – protecting yourself and your loved ones with estate planning Estate planning isn’t typically high on the list of priorities for any couple. It typically makes it onto the radar if a couple has children, is about to…
Rank this Week: 4916

The Garbrecht Gazette

The Garbrecht Gazette

Covers library news, recent acqusitions, sponsered events, training sessions, legal news, and legal research tips. From the Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law.

http://umainelawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection
    Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize. …
  • Sep 6

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI
    CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell…
  • Aug 31

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement
    The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues…
Rank this Week: 4312

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Maine Divorce Law Blog

Covers Maine family law, including divorce, separation, child support, mediation, spousal support, child custody and property rights. By Alan R. Nye.

http://www.mainedivorcelawblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    What is going

    What is going
    What is going on with the Gay Marriage Vote in Maine? It's coming up again for a vote this year and I've yet to see any opposing television commercials like in past votes? Have the opponents run out of money or has the time come for this…
  • May 19

    Thumbtack.com

    Thumbtack.com
    Can you ever have too many sites promoting your services?Experienced Legal Help
  • Feb 4

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job

    Married Lawyers Divorcing and both hate their job
    According to this article in the ABA Journal, two married lawyers who both hate practicing law are fighting in their divorce over is which one should work at a legal job to pay both of their student loans. Naturally, neither wants to do…
Rank this Week: 2450

NLS Maine Law Blawg

NLS Maine Law Blawg

By the New Lawyers Section of the Maine State Bar Association.

http://mainelawblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    High School Mock Trial Competition

    High School Mock Trial Competition
    The High School Mock Trial Competition needs additional attorneys, primarily in Augusta and Portland, to serve as evaluators for the mock trials to be held in November. For additional information and to volunteer as an evaluator, please…
  • Jul 7

    Happy Hour for Summer Applicants to the Maine Bar at Brian Boru

    Happy Hour for Summer Applicants to the Maine Bar at Brian Boru
    The New Lawyer's Section is sponsoring a good luck fete for those taking the bar this summer at Brian Boru in Portland on Friday, July 10 at 5:30. This is an annual event in which new lawyers and erstwhile lawyers gather to commiserate and…
  • May 12

    Brown Bag on Superior Court Business and Consumer Docket

    Brown Bag on Superior Court Business and Consumer Docket
    The New Lawyers Section is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion with Justice Humphrey and Justice Nivison relative to the Business and Consumer Docket of the Superior Court, at 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2009.
Rank this Week: 4400