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Women to Watch: Joan Fortin, Bernstein Shur

Renee Cordes |

Joan Fortin's Maine roots run deep in Benton, where she spent her childhood on the family dairy farm, the second-oldest of five siblings.

Class-action lawsuit filed against CMP over alleged overbillings

Central Maine Power faces a class-action lawsuit from customers alleging they’ve been overcharged in their monthly bills from the utility over the past winter.

Shipyard Brewing loses lawsuit over trade name

Shipyard Brewing Co. in Portland on Monday lost its trademark infringement suit against Columbia, Mo., brewer Logboat Brewing Co.

National retailers hail Supreme Court’s ruling in tax case involving online sellers

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A national retail trade group applauded Thursday’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local...

Saddleback suitor charged with fraud in Australia

Sebastian “Seb” Monsour, the Australian who announced last June his plans to buy Saddleback Mountain ski resort, was arrested as part of a long-running investigation into a $5 million...

Hawaii man sentenced for fraud that stuck York lobster dealer with big loss

A former employee of York-based lobster wholesaler Maine Coast was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for wire fraud that included a shipment of 50,000 pounds of lobster to a fraudulent...

LePage administration appeals court ruling on Medicaid expansion

In a move widely expected, the LePage administration on Thursday filed an appeal of Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy’s ruling on Monday ordering the state to begin the expansion of...

Craft brewer drops the niceties in lawsuit over trademarks

A Connecticut craft brewer has sued two Portland brewers, claiming trademark infringement.

Legal settlement helping Maine address its shortage of plumbers

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Four Maine high schools that were selected by the Attorney General’s Office to start plumbing training programs with funds received from a consumer protection settlement are...

Court sets June 11 deadline for LePage to implement Medicaid expansion

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Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy issued a 13-page ruling Monday that directs the LePage administration to file a state plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by June 11...

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