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Former con artist offers business tips to avoid scams

Renee Cordes |

Frank W. Abagnale Jr., the former con artist now working with the FBI and as a corporate cybercrime consultant, was in Portland Thursday to raise awareness about scams and fraud.

Superior court justice upholds $13.6M verdict against wind power firms

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Maine Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy on Friday denied motions filed by First Wind Holdings LLC and its four subsidiaries in response to last fall's $13.6 million verdict in favor of the...

Visa delays: Headache for hospitals, but keep immigration lawyers busy

Renee Cordes |

Maine's rural hospitals face new hurdles hiring foreign doctors after the Trump administration abruptly halted fast-track visa processing, immigration lawyers with a Portland firm that represents...

Patients’ personal data hacked from Bangor mental health practice

Behavorial Health Center in Bangor is the latest Maine health organization to report being hacked, or targeted by phone scammers seeking patients’ confidential information as two Maine...

Rockland’s Broken Egg eatery takes crack at new name amid trademark dispute

A Rockland restaurant named Broken Egg has been forced to close temporarily amid threatened legal action brought by a Destin, Fla., chain called Another Broken Egg.

Second Maine hospital reports phone phishing scam

MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta is the second Maine hospital in the past month to report being the target of phone scammers. The scammers offer to help people pay hospital bills or reduce...

UMaine Law launches rural lawyer pilot project

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The University of Maine School of Law is launching its Rural Lawyer Pilot Project Saturday with a “Preparing for Rural Practice” workshop for attorneys and law students.

Owner of shuttered GNP mill counter-sues prospective buyer

The owner of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket has filed a counterclaim against the prospective buyer that was granted a temporary restraining order in February halting...

Maine to get $5.1M in Volkswagen settlement

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Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced Thursday that Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche affiliates have agreed to pay Maine $5.1 million as the state's share of a $157 million settlement with 10...

Court: S. Portland must pay full cost of defending against pipeline suit

South Portland, which has already spent more than $1 million to defend its environmental ordinance, will be fully responsible for additional legal costs in fighting a lawsuit over transportation of...

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