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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/
  • Feb 28

    Police Warn Mainers About IRS Phone Scam

    Police Warn Mainers About IRS Phone Scam
    Law enforcement officials throughout Maine are advising residents to be cautious in light of a recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam that is currently spreading throughout the state.  Police and sheriff departments have…
  • Dec 5

    Christmas Tree Safety: Decorate and Celebrate in Smart Style

    Christmas Tree Safety: Decorate and Celebrate in Smart Style
    As you deck the halls and get into the holiday spirit this season, remember to always make safety your number one priority. Christmas trees can pose serious dangers and potential threats if not properly cared for and utilized.  According…
  • Nov 17

    Safe Winter Driving in Maine

    Safe Winter Driving in Maine
    It's that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping, and before we know it, snow will be falling. While blankets of snow draping our towns and cities are nice to look at, they do not make for a winter wonderland on the roads. Cold…
Rank this Week: 897

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: 1548

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/
  • Apr 22

    Teens Injured, Killed in Rash of Maine Car Accident

    Teens Injured, Killed in Rash of Maine Car Accident
    A rash of Maine car accidents has resulted in teen deaths and injuries across the state.  From Bangor to Arundale, authorities say inexperience, speed, alcohol and general carelessness have played a role in each of these tragic…
  • Apr 15

    Widower of Maine Car Accident Victim Sues Two Driver

    Widower of Maine Car Accident Victim Sues Two Driver
    The surviving husband of a 67-year-old woman who died as a passenger in a Maine car accident has filed a lawsuit to recover damages from the two drivers involved in the wreck. One of those drivers is a young, uninsured motorist who was…
  • Apr 13

    Maine Storefront Crash Results in Injury

    Maine Storefront Crash Results in Injury
    A driver was recently critically injured following a three-car crash that ended with one vehicle slamming into the front of the Gothic building in downtown Belfast, an hour south of Bangor.  According to The Bangor Daily News, officers…
Rank this Week: 1727

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: 2238

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/
  • Apr 19

    Parental leave is not just a workers rights issue – it can be an issue of life or death

    Parental leave is not just a workers rights issue – it can be an issue of life or death
    We wanted to share a powerful editorial from USA Today that drives home how important it is for Maine and the rest of the country to adopt policies that permit workers to take paid parental leave to care for newborn children.  Given how…
  • Apr 12

    Amusement park faces criticism for failing to hire worker with special need

    Amusement park faces criticism for failing to hire worker with special need
    Dorney Park, an amusement park in Pennsylvania, recently faced strong criticism for failing to hire a disabled worker with special needs because interviewers found that he did not “fit in.”  The disabled worker, Chris Emery,…
  • Apr 6

    Effort to rollback LGBT rights in Maine is misguided

    Effort to rollback LGBT rights in Maine is misguided
    There is currently an effort underway to gather support for a ballot initiative that would remove protections for LGBT people from the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA).  Michael Heath, the former head of the Maine Christian Civic League and…
Rank this Week: 2711

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: 2762

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: 2774

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: 2807

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: 2833

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: 2856

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    How Attorneys Fight for You By Suspending Your Sentence

    How Attorneys Fight for You By Suspending Your Sentence
    If you are facing a criminal charge, it's important to remember that a conviction or a guilty plea is not the end of the legal process. The legal process is a long one, and includes things like sentencing, probation, and even collateral…
  • Apr 28

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline
    While it might seem like a mere detail, the difference between being charged for a state crime and a federal crime has numerous implications. Many of these are very important, and can have a drastic impact on the outcome of your case. One of…
  • Apr 27

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie
    There are lots of ways to break the law that involve how you use your car. Luckily, many of them are minor traffic offenses, like parking tickets. Even a speeding ticket is a low-level offense that rarely amounts to more than a fine, unless…
Rank this Week: 2884

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: 3011

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
  • Jul 2

    How to Change your Name in Maine

    How to Change your Name in Maine
    Here is what you need to know about how to change your name in Maine. This information is general and everyone’s situation is different. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before beginning any legal action. File your name…
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3157

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: 3307

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: 3315

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: 3451

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Apr 28

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done
    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s…
  • Mar 5

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.
    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:   March 5, 2016 Last year, Maine’s Legislature rejected a proposal to define as operating under the influence (OUI) the act of driving a…
  • Feb 23

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2016 “The President…shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…judges of the Supreme Court.”    United…
Rank this Week: 3637

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/
  • Nov 1

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right
    Violent parents beware. It's not just about you. What you do in front of your child counts. A lot. It can mean the end of your parenting. Forever. In Re B.P., 2015 ME 139 The post Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Rights appeared first…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 3703

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Sep 7

    What happens if I violate my PFA Order?

    What happens if I violate my PFA Order?
    You have a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) against you.  The Order includes a requirement that you have no contact with your ex.  Your Ex and you have not seen each other in a long time.  You find yourself considering that…
  • Aug 22

    How long does a PFA Order last?

    How long does a PFA Order last?
    You have been living under the terms of the “temporary” Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order since you were served with the paperwork.  Seeing that there is a “final hearing” scheduled by the Court, you might be…
  • Jul 25

    Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?

    Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?
    A common way the question (Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?) arises is illustrated in the following example:  Parents are trying figure out reasonable ways to allow both to have quality time with the kids.  Hurt…
Rank this Week: 4507

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 4713

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
  • Jan 6

    State of Maine v. R.J.: OUI Defense

    State of Maine v. R.J.: OUI Defense
    Blood / Alcohol Content (BAC): .21% Defense: Chewing Tobacco in Mouth and Lack of Credibility of Police Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: Operating Under the Influence (OUI, DUI, DWI) Maximum Sentence: 364 days in Jail (minimum 48…
  • Jan 6

    State of Maine v. W.G.: Refused Breathalizer Test

    State of Maine v. W.G.: Refused Breathalizer Test
    Blood / Alcohol Content (BAC): Refusal Defense: Lack of Credibility of Police and Improper Administration of Field Sobriety Tests Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: Second Offense OUI (refusal), Class D Maximum Sentence: 364 days in…
  • Jan 5

    State Of Maine v. J.R.: Gross Sexual Assault

    State Of Maine v. J.R.: Gross Sexual Assault
    Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: 4 Counts Gross Sexual Assault (Class “A” Felony) 1 Count Unlawful Sexual Contact (Class “B” Felony) Maximum Sentence: 170 Years in Prison Issues: Lack of Credibility of…
Rank this Week: 4830