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Reprimand sought in 'robo-signing' cases

A grievance panel has recommended that one of the three lawyers linked to so-called "robo-signing" of mortgage foreclosures be disciplined.

LePage signs law to improve foreclosure process

Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law last week that will strengthen the role of mediators in Maine’s foreclosure process and expedite procedures to deal with abandoned...

Judge zaps groundfish carryover quotas

U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg has struck down rules letting New England fishermen carry over unused quotas into the next year while upholding a regional regulator's...

N.J. man pleads guilty to extortion of Vescom exec

A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a charge of extortion for falsely claiming an executive from the Hampden-based Vescom proposed a sexual favor in exchange for a job offer.

Under-reported catch lands elver fisherman 90 days

An Ellsworth fisherman has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after state officials found he reported less than half of his $700,000 elver catch and $70,000 lobster catch as income...

UMaine Law to nix patent help program

The University of Maine School of Law will this year end its program that provides entrepreneurs with legal advice for navigating the U.S. patent system.

McTeague Higbee paralegals form union

Paralegals and other professional support staff of the Topsham-based law firm McTeague, Higbee, Case, Cohen, Whitney & Toker have joined the Machinists union that the firm...

Labor groups question actions of workers’ comp head

Union officials are raising new concern over a revelation that the head of the Maine Workers Compensation Board had removed a hearing officer from cases involving the NewPage paper...

Trade judge recommends $675K fine for DeLorme

A federal trade judge has recommended that the Yarmouth-based mapping and GPS company DeLorme pay a $675,000 civil penalty for practices that she ruled induce infringement on the...

IRS seizes attorney records in money laundering probe

Internal Revenue Service agents last year raided the Saco law offices of attorney Gary Prolman to investigate whether he laundered money for a client convicted last year of operating a...

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