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Rockland man pleads guilty to health care fraud, embezzlement

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U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced Tuesday that Michael A. Morrison, 42, of Rockland, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to health care fraud and embezzlement from a...

Brunswick lawyer disbarred over misuse of funds totaling $287K

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Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar announced Wednesday that Brunswick lawyer James Whittemore will not be allowed to practice law for 10 years, citing serious professional and ethical violations...

Maine Law's Rural Law Fellowship project delivers on its promise in Skowhegan

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Third-year law student Ryan Rutledge has accepted a position as an associate attorney with Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot in Skowhegan. Rutledge is a two-time recipient of the Maine Law Rural Law...

Ex-lawmaker and securities agent convicted of bilking two widows out of $3M

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A former Maine lawmaker and securities agent was convicted by a jury on Nov. 7 in Penobscot County Superior Court of 15 criminal counts involving theft, securities fraud, intentional evasion of Maine...

Court sides with Damariscotta in Main Street development suit

Opponents of the proposed 435 Main St. development in Damariscotta have until Nov. 23 to appeal a Maine Superior Court decision that has dealt a setback to their lawsuit.

Women have a growing presence in law firms, but lag behind men in leadership roles and pay

Laurie Schreiber |

While women have a growing presence in law firms, the number of women drops off as they rise in the ranks. And their compensation drops. To address the problem, Maine law firms are looking to even...

Small but mighty: Startup law firms are making their mark in Maine

Renee Cordes |

In Maine, the lure of launching a solo or small practice is popular, sparking a fresh crop of startups across the state. In fact, more than half of registered lawyers, 56%, work at firms with fewer...

Company asks court to overturn ruling on South Portland pipeline law

Portland Pipe Line Corp. has appealed the federal court decision issued in August preventing it from piping oil south from Canada to its tank farm in South Portland.

German shipping company fined for polluting Portland Harbor

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A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH, has been ordered to pay a $3.2 million fine after pleading guilty Friday to federal charges that it deliberately...

Mayo Regional Hospital’s proposed merger with Northern Light Health hits speed bump

The proposed merger of Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft and Brewer-based Northern Light Health (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) is on hold, following a Piscataquis County...

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