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IP Wise

IP Wise

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

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 8

    Moving Day

    Moving Day
    IP Wise is moving. Our firm, Brann & Isaacson, launched its new website, www.brannlaw.com, on Friday. And that site is the new home of IP Wise at http://www.brannlaw.com/ip-wise/. Same authors, same content, same perspective on the…
  • Aug 28

    A Little Light Reading

    A Little Light Reading
    On the eve of Labor Day weekend, perhaps you were planning on sneaking off to the beach with the latest bestseller. Just in case you were looking for a bit more serious fare, the U.S. Copyright Office has obliged, releasing a compendium that…
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • May 15

    Amusement Ride Injury Prompts Maine Safety Regulation Bill

    Amusement Ride Injury Prompts Maine Safety Regulation Bill
    Following the death of a teen girl on a hayride last fall, Maine lawmakers are searching for way to tighten amusement park regulations and restrictions, to ensure similar tragedies never happen again. Recently, the Legislature’s…
  • May 10

    Healing From Maine Auto Accident Injuries an Ongoing Struggle

    Healing From Maine Auto Accident Injuries an Ongoing Struggle
    Most auto accidents – even serious ones – fade from the headlines days or sometimes just hours after they occur, after the wreckage has been cleared and traffic is moving once again. But even for those who survive these…
  • Apr 30

    Maine Summer Gas Prices Low, Crash Risk High

    Maine Summer Gas Prices Low, Crash Risk High
    Two recent reports – one from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and another from analysis company GasBudy – predicted the lowest gas prices in a decade this summer for Maine and the rest of the country. Both indicated…
Rank this Week: 1012

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • May 21

    OUI Penalties Get Exponentially Worse When There's a Fatal Accident

    OUI Penalties Get Exponentially Worse When There's a Fatal Accident
    If you've been keeping up to date with this blog, you're learning a lot about the penalties that you could face if you drink and get behind the wheel. You've seen that first and second convictions for operating under the influence (OUI) are…
  • May 20

    The Hidden Repercussions of a Criminal Conviction

    The Hidden Repercussions of a Criminal Conviction
    Several recent blog posts have detailed the ins and outs, as well as the problems with, the expungement process in Maine, which deals with your criminal history, and who can see it. Additionally, other blog posts on this site have alluded to…
  • May 19

    The Science of Breathalyzers, and Why You May Want to Refuse to Take One

    The Science of Breathalyzers, and Why You May Want to Refuse to Take One
    We're all familiar with the basic premise that while it's not illegal to drink and drive, perhaps it's just not a good idea. You're probably familiar with the fact that alcohol can have a negative impact on your basic motor skills, affecting…
Rank this Week: 1130

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/
  • Apr 27

    Harley Davidson Recall Information

    Harley Davidson Recall Information
    Harley Davidson is recalling approximately 46,000 motorcycles in the United States due to defects with the clutch mechanism which can prevent the clutch from fully disengaging.  This can result in the rider losing control of the…
  • Apr 27

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information

    Shark Vacuum Recall Information
    The makers of Shark vacuum cleaners have issued a voluntary recall of four models:  NV650W, NV651, NV652, and NV660 due to a possibility of electrical failure.  The affected models are purple or maroon in color.There have been no…
  • Apr 19

    Study Examines Link Between Acetaminophen and Levels of Joy

    Study Examines Link Between Acetaminophen and Levels of Joy
    According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, researchers have found that acetaminophen has the unexpected side effect of reducing pleasure while it reduces pain. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and several…
Rank this Week: 1417

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 26

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.

    Tardy Tuesday: Wrestling with Non-Compete Agreements? So is the WWE.
    The WWE is wrestling with issues all around, from allegations of a racially hostile work environment to potential litigation from wrestler Alberto Del Rio, n.k.a. El Patron, who alleges that his one year no-compete stipulation is…
  • Aug 22

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act

    Governor Patrick Seeks to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act
    Do you currently operate or do business in Massachusetts? Do you employ a skilled workforce of any nature, work in technology, or have a sales force? If so, Governor Patrick’s recent announcement could have a significant impact on how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1864

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 26

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach
    The high-profile data breach at Target made international news. But small and midsized businesses face the majority of cyber attacks and are even more likely to have employees mishandle data than large enterprises.
  • Aug 25

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie
    On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Advisory about virtual currencies.  The Advisory followed a directive by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the CFPB to conduct a close…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 1879

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: 2053

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • May 18

    Maine OUI Sobriety Checkpoint

    Maine OUI Sobriety Checkpoint
    You are driving home after a night out with friends. On the way out of town, you notice the traffic in front of you slowing down, and then come to a single lane moving at a snail’s pace. “Has there been an accident up…
  • May 17

    When must your Miranda rights be read?

    When must your Miranda rights be read?
    Often, I encounter clients who believe that since they had contact with law enforcement, that the police were required to read them their “Miranda Rights.” These clients declare loud and clear that none of the officers ever read…
  • May 16

    Can Maine Bail conditions be changed?

    Can Maine Bail conditions be changed?
    When you were released on bail, there was a long list of “conditions” attached to your bail, demanding that you adhere to a number of requirements. The bail paperwork also warns that if you fail to adhere to your bail conditions…
Rank this Week: 3359

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • May 16

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000
    Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 16, 2015 State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000 In State v. Tozier, 2015 ME 57, Maine’s Law Court recently decided that the Confrontation Clause of the…
  • May 1

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.
    Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 1, 2015 OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE. Here, I will spill a few words on the legislative effort to define the crime of OUI to include operating a motor vehicle with 5…
  • Apr 26

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 26, 2015 RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Rodriguez v. United States.   These days, police…
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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/
  • May 11

    MHRC rules against installation company in race discrimination and retaliation case

    MHRC rules against installation company in race discrimination and retaliation case
    At the last meeting of the Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC), the Commissioners found reasonable grounds to believe that Hartford Installations, a company based in Damariscotta and South Portland, discriminated against a former employee…
  • May 7

    Is “digital native” code for young?

    Is “digital native” code for young?
    Fortune Magazine recently ran an article that explored a trend in the tech industry of job postings that say the companies prefer applicants who are “digital natives.” Education consultant Marc Prensky coined the term…
  • Apr 28

    Google faces age discrimination class action

    Google faces age discrimination class action
    Earlier this month, a 64-year-old tech worker, Robert Heath, filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Google. In the lawsuit, filed in California, Heath claims that Google refused to hire him because of his age. The attorneys who filed the…
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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
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
  • Mar 17

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship

    Checklist for Couples in Same-Sex Relationship
    It is important for all couples to do legal planning to ensure the safety and security of family and children, but it is especially important for same-sex couples who may face unique challenges from unsupportive family or when traveling…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4761

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/
  • Mar 18

    Umbrella Insurance Policies in Maine and Underinsured At-Fault Driver

    Umbrella Insurance Policies in Maine and Underinsured At-Fault Driver
    In most states, including Maine, uninsured motorist coverage is mandatory. Uninsured motorist coverage is an exception to the basic idea in insurance and tort law that an injured person's damages should be paid by or on behalf of the at-fault…
  • Mar 11

    Can a Prelitigation Screening Panel's Findings Be Used As Medical Malpractice Evidence in Maine?

    Can a Prelitigation Screening Panel's Findings Be Used As Medical Malpractice Evidence in Maine?
    In the recent Maine Supreme Court case of Estate of Nickerson v. Carter, a man's wife appealed from a judgment in favor of a doctor and a primary care facility after a jury found that the doctor was negligent, but that his negligence was not…
  • Mar 3

    Dog Attacks in Maine

    Dog Attacks in Maine
    Under Under section 3952 of Title 7 of the Maine Revised Statutes, anyone who owns or keeps a dangerous dog can be fined between $250 and $1,000. If a dangerous dog hurts you, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for negligence and…
Rank this Week: 4039

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
  • Sep 11

    Even Vampires Need Warrants!!

    Even Vampires Need Warrants!!
    Last month, my partner, Matt Nichols, I, along with other outstanding legal minds, spoke in Freeport at a seminar for lawyers on the topic of defending OUI cases in Maine. Part of the lecture I gave concerned a 2013 United States Supreme…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3271

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: 3594

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: 3682

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: 3732

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: 4311

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: 3208

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…
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