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Maine AG joins Volkswagen investigation, Verrill Dana files suit

A Portland law firm filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against Volkswagen, while Maine's attorney general announced her office had joined other states and the federal government in an...

Shuttered Old Port sandwich shop accused of wage theft

Former employees of Pockets, a 24/7 sandwich shop on Fore Street in Portland that closed abruptly in early September, are accusing their former boss of not paying them, the Bangor Daily News reported...

Portland jail tells female attorneys to remove detector-triggering bras

Female attorneys are being forced to remove their underwire bras before they are allowed to meet with their inmate clients at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, the Portland Press Herald...

As craft beer industry grows, other firms expand with it

Lori Valigra |

With 64 craft breweries already in the state and the Maine Brewers' Guild predicting upwards of 80 by the end of 2016, an ecosystem of support services and products is growing up around the industry,...

Building a benefits practice: Wakelin, Hallock and O'Donovan join Eaton Peabody's Portland office

James McCarthy |

The Portland law firm of Wakelin, Hallock and O'Donovan has joined with Eaton Peabody, creating what both firms say will be the second largest employee benefits and executive compensation...

Federal judge orders Mallinckrodt to pay for mercury cleanup plan

A federal judge Wednesday ordered Mallinckrodt Manufacturing Co. to pay to develop a detailed cleanup plan for mercury in the Penobscot River in what could potentially become one of the largest and...

Passamaquoddy Tribe signs letter of intent for marijuana cultivation facility

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Monarch America Inc. signed a letter of intent Tuesday for the design, construction and development of a proposed state-of-the-art marijuana cultivation facility.

Verrill Dana sets up craft beverage, Arctic practice groups

Lori Valigra |

Portland law firm Verrill Dana recently set up a craft beverage industry group with eight attorneys and soon plans to announce another group with 12 attorneys focused on increasing North Atlantic and...

Two potato company workers charged with theft

Two employees at the Cyr Potato Corp. in St. David have been charged with stealing and selling roughly $45,000 worth of potatoes to residents and businesses for nearly five years.

Judge slaps T-Mobile facility over confidentiality rule

Wireless provider T-Mobile was wrong to require its workers not to talk about ongoing internal investigations to anyone but investigators, an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations...