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DeLorme request for hearing on fine nixed by Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court denies request from mapmaker DeLorme for a hearing on a $6.2 million fine stemming from a patent infringement case.

Eaton Peabody law firm on the move in Portland


The law firm of Eaton Peabody is moving into larger space at 100 Middle St. in Portland during the first quarter of 2017, a move prompted by the growth of its Portland office.

Federal judge puts brakes on new OT rules slated to take effect Dec. 1

James McCarthy |

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime regulations from taking effect nationwide on Dec. 1 as originally scheduled.

Electric cooperative awarded $13.6M over breach of contract

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative of Union was awarded $13.6 million by a jury on Friday after suing First Wind, now owned by SunEdison, over a breach of contract for a failed transmission line deal.

A $350K lobster turf war is being waged in Hancock County's waters

There's a turf war going on off the waters of Hancock County and Operation Game Thief, in cooperation with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, is offering a $15,000 reward for any information...

Portland landlord found not guilty of manslaughter from Noyes Street fire

Portland landlord Gregory Nisbet was found not guilty on all counts of manslaughter stemming from the deaths of six people in Maine’s worst fire in decades.

Health Access Network employee fired over data breach

An employee has been fired from Health Access Network after she improperly accessed clinical data for less than 500 of the federally funded community health center's 17,000 patients.

Teens allegedly cause $217K of damage to vacant Presque Isle eatery

Kids just being kids? Not quite, as five teenagers are now facing felony charges for causing an estimated $217,000 worth of damage to the vacant Crow's Nest restaurant and events center in Presque...

Feds investigate suspected welfare fraud at Portland market

The owner of Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue in Portland is being investigated by federal authorities in connection with suspected welfare fraud.

Bangor Savings warns public about text scam

Staff |

Yet another phone scam has made its way to the state, as Bangor Savings Bank is warning both its customers and non-customers of a text-based phishing scam.