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Maine Food Insider: Seaweed harvester focusing on business as crucial court date nears

Lori Valigra |

Acadian Seaplants, one of the largest rockweed harvesters in the world, is doing business as usual while the Maine Supreme Judicial Court reviews a lower court's ruling regarding harvesting rockweed...

Insurer sues Electricity Maine to avoid potential costs from class-action suit

An insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Electricity Maine seeking to avoid potential costs or damages that could result from a separate class-action lawsuit filed against the Auburn retail...

Harpswell construction firm files for bankruptcy

Potvin Construction Inc. in Harpswell has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with its owner, Steven Potvin, and former co-owner, Cindy Potvin, also filing separately for personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Portland seafood processor fined $550K for violating import laws

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ISF Trading Co., a seafood processor in Portland, has been fined $552,500 for violating import laws when it purchased Canadian sea urchins from a supplier not authorized under Canadian law to export...

Lincoln files legal objection over cleanup plans for bankrupt mill

In court documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Maine, the town of Lincoln is objecting to the scope of a cleanup agreement between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and...

Brooklin Boat Yard's former finance manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

Former Brooklin Boat Yard CFO Steven Nygren pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to charges of bank fraud, credit card fraud and tax evasion.

Lawmakers pass 'equal pay' bill as step toward removing pay gap for women

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The Maine Senate and Maine House have passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to fight the gender wage gap by requiring employers to pay fair, market-based wages regardless of their...

Do a 7-step cyber health checkup

Daniel Mitchell and Michael Bosse |

Cyber security is top of mind in businesses of all sizes. As lawyers practicing in the data privacy and cyber security areas throughout Maine and New England, we thought it would be...

Maine's highest court sides with Pingree inn over neighbor's complaint

A historic inn on North Haven owned by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, has prevailed in a legal dispute regarding its expansion, the Bangor Daily News reported.

UMaine Law aims to help non-lawyers navigate the regulatory landscape

Renee Cordes |

Starting this July, the University of Maine School of Law aims to help entry- to mid-career professionals in business, nonprofits and government navigate the regulatory environment through a new...

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