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Justice Department 'antitrust' probe includes Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges

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The U.S. Department of Justice has notified Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges that they are included in an investigation into whether U.S. colleges and universities are violating antitrust laws by...

Maine Law students gear up for busy summer as Rural Practice Fellows

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law will send more students to rural areas this summer in its efforts to improve legal representation for people living outside major population centers.

Maine joins Clean Air lawsuit against Trump EPA

James McCarthy |

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general and the City of Chicago on Thursday in a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration is ignoring its legal duty to control...

SEC charges Michael Liberty with $48M scheme to defraud investors

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Michael Liberty, a Gray native and founder of the fintech startup now known as Mozido Inc., with a scheme to trick hundreds of investors into...

Maine's Bureau of Financial Institutions warns about online banking scams

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Maine's Bureau of Financial Institutions issued a warning Monday about a scam involving updates to financial institutions' online banking platforms.

Boutique Portland law firm reaches cruising speed with new hires

Renee Cordes |

Nearly six years after opening, Opticliff Law, a business and trademark law firm in Portland, has reached cruising speed.

Long-delayed Bayside project faces new legal threat

A new legal threat looms over The Federated Cos.’s long-delayed mixed-use Bayside project on Somerset Street in Portland.

Boothbay weighs settlement in Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens legal dispute

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A settlement that would allow the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which had 190,000 visitors last year, to proceed with a $30 million expansion faces a public hearing and possible action tonight by...

Owner of J's Oyster sentenced to jail for pocketing sales tax

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The owner of J's Oyster, an iconic restaurant and bar on Portland's waterfront, has been sentenced to four months in jail for pocketing sales taxes paid by the restaurant's customers, as well as for...

How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

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