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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
  • 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…
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Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Dec 14

    Black Ice Blamed in Numerous Maine Car Accidents Recently

    Black Ice Blamed in Numerous Maine Car Accidents Recently
    Black ice on the roads was cited as a factor in a number of central Maine car accidents recently, though thankfully, no serious personal injuries were reported. In a single icy morning, the dispatch center for Kennebec County and Somerset…
  • Dec 4

    Failure to Disclose Vehicle Defects to Maine Drivers Will Cost GM $1.1M

    Failure to Disclose Vehicle Defects to Maine Drivers Will Cost GM $1.1M
    As part of a $120 million settlement with General Motors Co. for concealing safety issues related to vehicle defects, Maine is slated to receive $1.1 million in compensation. It stems from a settlement reached between the Michigan-based auto…
  • Nov 15

    Maine Fisherman Sues for Workplace Injury Involving Finger Amputation

    Maine Fisherman Sues for Workplace Injury Involving Finger Amputation
    A man is suing two salmon farm companies – including his employer – in federal court in Bangor following a Maine workplace injury at a salmon farm that resulted in the amputation of two of his fingers on his dominant hand.…
Rank this Week: 4513

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/
  • Dec 7

    Full-Day Conference to Address Labor & Employment Changes from the New Administration

    Full-Day Conference to Address Labor & Employment Changes from the New Administration
    The first year of the Trump administration has brought significant changes – many of which directly affect employers. On Thursday, January 25, Verrill Dana will host a full-day Annual Employment Law Update at The Westin Harborview Hotel…
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Event: An Employer's Roadmap to Navigate Family & Medical Leave

    Upcoming Event: An Employer's Roadmap to Navigate Family & Medical Leave
    Navigating the Family & Medical Leave Act is difficult, there’s no question about that—but with an acute sense of where major pitfalls often hide, you are in a better position to navigate the difficulties that most often…
  • Sep 25

    PODCAST – What Can You Say?: The First Amendment in the Workplace

    PODCAST – What Can You Say?: The First Amendment in the Workplace
    In the latest episode of Verrill Voices, labor and employment attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Richard Moon discuss free speech in the workplace, and what protections exist for both employers and employees. This discussion comes following the…
Rank this Week: 3568

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 6

    More Breathalyzers Have Been Miscalibrated, This Time in New Jersey

    More Breathalyzers Have Been Miscalibrated, This Time in New Jersey
    If you get pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you might provide a breath sample. If the results are incriminating, youll be arrested, booked, and will probably face DUI charges. From the perspective of a…
  • Nov 27

    Oral Arguments in Carpenter v. U.S. Show How Justices are Leaning

    Oral Arguments in Carpenter v. U.S. Show How Justices are Leaning
    The Supreme Court case Carpenter v. U.S. is shaping up to be one of the most important criminal cases in years. On November 29, the Court heard oral arguments from both sides, providing important insight into how they would…
  • Nov 22

    Multiple OUI Arrests in the Same Day Don't Violate Double Jeopardy Clause

    Multiple OUI Arrests in the Same Day Don't Violate Double Jeopardy Clause
    A new ruling from the Maine Supreme Court on November 28, 2017, Maine v. Martinelli, highlights how the Double Jeopardy Clause works, in the context of operating under the influence (OUI). What Happened in Maine v.…
Rank this Week: 4450

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: 1789

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/
  • Nov 29

    Elon Musk’s message to employees may encourage retaliation against those who complain of discrimination

    Elon Musk’s message to employees may encourage retaliation against those who complain of discrimination
    In the face of a number of employment discrimination lawsuits against Tesla, the company published an email from CEO Elon Musk that one of the lawsuits referenced. Musk’s email covers a lot but the part that struck us was the following:…
  • Nov 24

    Members of the #metoo movement should unite at work

    Members of the #metoo movement should unite at work
    The epidemic of sexual harassment and assault has received a lot of attention recently because of high profile cases like movie producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, journalist Charlie Rose, and many others. The news has spawned a…
  • Aug 7

    Tech entrepreneur goes on the offensive to prevent sexual harassment

    Tech entrepreneur goes on the offensive to prevent sexual harassment
    A tech entrepreneur recently took a novel approach to ensure that members of her company’s board of directors cannot engage in sexual harassment and keep their positions. The entrepreneur, Kristina Bergman, is the CEO of Integris…
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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/
  • Nov 28

    Practical Guidance for Required Minimum Distributions and Missing Participant

    Practical Guidance for Required Minimum Distributions and Missing Participant
    Retirement plan administrators often run into this problem:  a participant has reached his or her required beginning date – the date on which distributions must commence under the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules of Code…
  • Nov 7

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)
    It’s early days yet for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released last week by the House Ways and Means Committee, but one thing is clear:  Congressional tax writers are scouring the landscape to find a combination of more revenue and…
  • Sep 29

    Dismissal of Case Against UPenn Good News for 403(b) Plan Sponsor

    Dismissal of Case Against UPenn Good News for 403(b) Plan Sponsor
    Colleges and universities have finally gotten some encouraging news in the recent spate of class action suits against higher education 403(b) plans.  Last week, a federal judge dismissed all claims against the University of Pennsylvania,…
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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/
  • Nov 15

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection Issues Draft Wind Energy Act Rule

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection Issues Draft Wind Energy Act Rule
    After more than a year of pre-rulemaking process including issuance of two drafts, the Maine DEP has commenced formal rulemaking and today issued draft rules for wind energy developments in Maine. The formal draft largely tracks the most…
  • Nov 7

    Microgrids: The Next “Big” Thing?

    Microgrids: The Next “Big” Thing?
    There has been a lot of conversation lately about “microgrids.”  And, given the significant power outages experienced in Maine and the Northeast this past week due to extreme weather events, these conversations are bound to…
  • Oct 9

    Verrill Dana Co-hosts Fifth Annual Natural Gas Conference

    Verrill Dana Co-hosts Fifth Annual Natural Gas Conference
    On Thursday, September 28, Verrill Dana and Pierce Atwood co-hosted the 5th Annual Natural Gas Conference: Powering Maine’s Future at The Woodlands in Falmouth, Maine. The conference kicked off with Keynote Speaker Governor Paul LePage…
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Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Blog

Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Blog

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

http://www.joebornstein.com/blog
  • Nov 13

    Maine Traffic Accidents Continue to Rise Each Year

    Maine Traffic Accidents Continue to Rise Each Year
    Traffic Fatalities in Maine Continue To Rise New statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have shown that 2016 had the highest traffic accident fatality rates since 2007. And it is not just auto accidents.…
  • Oct 31

    Halloween Safety Tips For a Less Scary Night

    Halloween Safety Tips For a Less Scary Night
    Your daughter discovered Star Wars and is going out as Princess Leia.  Your son wants to go as Chewbacca. Last year they were Wonder Woman and Captain America.  Not long before that, Winnie the Pooh and a Power Ranger. And…
  • Sep 21

    Fatal Car Crashes Linked to an Increase in Opioid Use

    Fatal Car Crashes Linked to an Increase in Opioid Use
    It's no secret that drinking and driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents nationwide. But while we all know driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law, many drivers may be unaware of the dangers that…
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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/
  • Nov 8

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)
    It’s early days yet for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released last week by the House Ways and Means Committee, but one thing is clear:  Congressional tax writers are scouring the landscape to find a combination of more revenue and…
  • Oct 25

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    Bangor Savings Bank’s acquisition of Granite Bank of New Hampshire was unanimously approved by the boards of directors.  (Central Maine 10.24.2017) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) is a top 10 US bank and has plans for future…
  • Sep 26

    Financial Institutions...In the New

    Financial Institutions...In the New
    Equifax troubles continue as customers were lead to fictitious site.  (Maine Public 9.22.2017) Social Security Numbers are under scrutiny as a way to identify individuals.  (BDN 9.21.2017) Foreclosures in hurricane hit disaster…
Rank this Week: 2949

Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. Is your…
  • Jul 3

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker
    Polar Star (courtesy of USCG)The Senate Armed Services Committee recently completed markup of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and voted unanimously (27-0) to advance the bill to the Senate floor. The NDAA includes a…
  • May 25

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy
    The so-called “blue economy” is evolving at a rapid pace.  As a result, innovative marine-based businesses are finding themselves exposed to risks when technological development outpaces legal development.  This podcast…
Rank this Week: 3569

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 2568

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal
    When you “refuse” something, you don’t want it; you will not take it.  A “refusal” Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charge in Maine means you didn’t submit to a chemical or alcohol breath test…
  • Aug 16

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!
    In order to win at Court, the State needs to meet its burden to show that the Defendant committed the crime.  The statue must prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  If the State can not meet that burden, then…
  • Aug 13

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card
    As a medical marijuana prescription holder, you are one of Maine’s citizens for whom possessing marijuana is legal and growing a small limited number of marijuana plants for your own use is also legal.  What if you want to be able…
Rank this Week: 2218

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. 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…
Rank this Week: 2313

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3306

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: 3597

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: 3663

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: 4516

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.
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