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Top labor firm announces new collective bargaining agreement

Topsham-based McTeague Higbee, which has represented organized labor for the past 35 years, completed negotiations for a second three-year collective bargaining agreement for its unionized employees...

Lawsuit pushes ownership questions over rockweed

Multiple alleged incidents of illegal rockweed harvesting have provided the catalyst to file a civil lawsuit against Acadian Seaplants, The Quoddy Tides reported.

Former BIW employees claim unjust firings

Two longtime employees at Bath Iron Works have filed federal lawsuits charging the company with illegally firing them during approved medical leave.

Wicked Good Charcoal in Kennebunk sues New Jersey company over trademark

The Kennebunk-based charcoal maker, Wicked Good Charcoal Inc., has sued a New Jersey company for allegedly stealing customers by using its trademark.

Tech support firm that promised 300 jobs in Maine sued for allegedly scamming customers

Paul Koenig |

Washington state sued an India-based tech support company that announced over the summer it would bring 300 jobs to Lewiston, saying the firm routinely scams customers into buying unneeded software...

Former manager at Whole Foods files racial discrimination lawsuit

A former meat manager at Whole Foods in Portland has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying it did nothing to stop racial harassment and intimidation from other workers.

Nova Star ferry owner begins settling the more than $3 million in debts

The owner of the Nova Star Cruises ferry has begun making settlements with companies owed money by the operator of the ferry, beginning with Portland Pilots, Sprague Operating Resources and...

Pierce Atwood announces leadership change

Paul Koenig |

Portland law firm Pierce Atwood LLP will get a new leader at the end of the year when Gloria A. Pinza steps down as managing partner after six years in the position.

Bernstein Shur forms team to tackle fast-emerging legal issues involving drones

James McCarthy |

Bernstein Shur's has formed a "drone team," a legal group that includes a labor and employment lawyer, a municipal and governmental services lawyer and the firm's information technology specialist,...

Maine Law demonstrates that a small school can have a global reach

Laurie Schreiber |

The dean of University of Maine School of Law says the school embodies a network that originates beyond the school — law firms, corporations, public interest organizations and state and local...

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