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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/
  • Oct 18

    Report: More Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Maine So Far Than in All of 2016

    Report: More Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Maine So Far Than in All of 2016
    The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety reports more people have died so far in Maine motorcycle accidents than in all of last year. In total, 18 people died in fatal motorcycle crashes in 2016, while as of the end of September 2017, 20 people had…
  • Oct 11

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court Makes it Easier to Prove Distracted Driving

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court Makes it Easier to Prove Distracted Driving
    At a time when Maine distracted driving accidents are of growing concern, the state’s high court has lowered the proof burden for law enforcement officials in distracted driving crashes. The ruling, which applies to civil and…
  • Oct 4

    Maine Liquor Liability Act May be Applied in Fatal Crash

    Maine Liquor Liability Act May be Applied in Fatal Crash
    A young man in Maine has been indicted on a manslaughter charge following a Maine drunk driving accident that killed one and left another seriously injured. Although civil liability has not been raised at this juncture, our drunk driving…
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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
  • 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…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
  • Sep 20

    Social Media is an (age) gated community

    Social Media is an (age) gated community
    Few brewers would dream of serving someone in their brewery or tasting room without checking an ID to ensure that all the craft beer lovers in the room are of legal drinking age.  When it comes to their virtual breweries and tasting…
Rank this Week: 1328

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: 3360

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    PODCAST: Employment Policies in the Trump Administration

    PODCAST: Employment Policies in the Trump Administration
    In this Verrill Voices podcast, labor and employment attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Richard Moon discuss recent administrative and legislative developments, how they affect employers generally. More specifically, they discuss the current…
Rank this Week: 3358

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 3

    Clients Recognize Verrill Dana for Best Client Service in BTI Power Rankings 2017

    Clients Recognize Verrill Dana for Best Client Service in BTI Power Rankings 2017
    Verrill Dana has been recognized for its unparalleled client relationships in the BTI Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries for the second year in a row. In the rankings, clients identified…
  • Aug 1

    “Untethered” Clean Energy Subsidies Survive Post-Hughes Preemption Challenge

    “Untethered” Clean Energy Subsidies Survive Post-Hughes Preemption Challenge
    Last year in Hughes v. Talen, the Supreme Court struck down a Maryland generator subsidy program, concluding that it had a direct impact on the wholesale energy auctions and was therefore preempted by the Federal Power Act (FPA). Broadly…
Rank this Week: 2551

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 4

    Traffic Stops are Seizures Under the Fourth Amendment

    Traffic Stops are Seizures Under the Fourth Amendment
    In recent blog posts, weve delved into the important legal question of whether youve been “seized” by police, thus triggering your Fourth Amendment rights. Knowing the exact point when you were seized by police can make a huge…
  • Sep 29

    Police Can Question You in Public Without Implicating Your Fourth Amendment Right

    Police Can Question You in Public Without Implicating Your Fourth Amendment Right
    In several recent blog posts, weve dealt with the issue of what police have to do in order to initiate a “seizure” that triggers your Fourth Amendment rights. While the broad spectrum of possible police detentions means…
  • Sep 26

    Police Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints are Seizures, Too

    Police Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints are Seizures, Too
    In recent blog posts, weve been discussing what constitutes a “seizure” under the Fourth Amendment. If police “seize” you and that seizure turns out to be unreasonable, then the exclusionary rule applies and…
Rank this Week: 4346

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/
Rank this Week: 2619

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    High flood insurance premiums endanger waterfront investments.  (PPH 9.9.17) Data breach at Equifax puts 143 million people across the United States at risk of identity theft.  (Central Maine 9.8.17) Governor LePage supports a…
  • Aug 9

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    Elizabeth Hayes, President and CEO of Infinity Federal Credit Union, was recently named one of the Women to Watch in 2017.  (Mainebiz 8.7.17) LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. is acquired by People’s United Bank.  (PR Newswire…
Rank this Week: 2548

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: 1454

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 30

    How Anti-Lock Break Systems Reduce Risk of a Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    How Anti-Lock Break Systems Reduce Risk of a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
    Every year, the roads of Maine are the site of many fatal motorcycle accidents which devastate victims and family members. When a rider is injured in an accident, he or she has legal rights which must be protected. Surviving family members of…
  • Jul 27

    Is This The End Of Car Ownership?

    Is This The End Of Car Ownership?
    And will you be protected in the event of an accident? Cars have gone through plenty of changes in the last decade. But just as significant as the changes to vehicles themselves is the way they interact with people and society as a whole. In…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    Conn. enacts new legal protections for pregnant worker

    Conn. enacts new legal protections for pregnant worker
    This month, Connecticut enacted new protections for pregnant workers that address some of the more common abusive employment practices that women face when they are pregnant. The new protections include the following: Employers must provide…
Rank this Week: 4421

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: 1381

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: 1809

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…
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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: 2988

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: 4099

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: 3251

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: 3018

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: 3685

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: 903