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South Portland hires Boston firm to fight lawsuit

The city of South Portland has hired Boston law firm Foley Hoag to help fight a lawsuit launched by Portland Pipe Line Corp. over a controversial ordinance passed last...

Boston firm may defend S. Portland crude-oil ban

The city of South Portland may enlist Boston law firm Foley Hoag to defend against a federal lawsuit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. earlier this month.

Farm equipment worker gets jail sentence

A Searsmont man has been sentenced to nine months in jail for stealing more than $18,000 worth of goods from his employer, Union Farm Equipment, and selling them on eBay.

Portland vacation firm sued for harassment

Festiva Development Group LLC, a vacation company that operated a Portland sales office, is being sued by a former employee over allegations of sexual harassment and...

Global law firm opens Portland office

International law firm Littler has opened an office in Portland with five attorneys who previously worked for national law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Panel: Shaw’s workers faced discrimination

The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled in favor of three women who alleged that Shaw’s Supermarkets discriminated against them because of their age when they were laid...

Maine-based freelance legal services provider acquired by Ohio company

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Custom Counsel, a Maine-based provider of freelance legal services, has been acquired by a Dayton, Ohio-based company that provides outsourced law practice management...

Lawyer wins appeal in 'robo-signing' cases

Maine’s highest court has ordered the removal of a reprimand against a Portland lawyer who was connected to a scandal involving the "robo-signing" of foreclosure...

UMaine law school names new dean

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The University of Maine School of Law has named professor Danielle Conway as its new dean, making her the first African-American to lead Maine’s only law school.

Attorney sentenced for laundering drug funds

Gary Prolman, a Saco-based attorney, was sentenced to two years in federal prison sentence Tuesday for laundering $177,500 in drug money for a business partner.

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