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Legislative committee votes unanimously for pot moratorium on retail sales


A legislative committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill that, if approved by the full Legislature and signed by Gov. Paul LePage, would impose a one-year moratorium on the retail sale of...

Pro-marijuana group slams plan to impose pot law moratorium

Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, agreed Wednesday to back an emergency moratorium bill on legalizing marijuana, setting the stage for a battle...

Maine AG sues VW, Audi and Porsche over 'defeat devices'

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Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is suing Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche affiliates over the sale of diesel automobiles in Maine fitted with “defeat devices” that concealed illegal...

MEMIC issues advisory for injured workers affected by Maine's new opioid law

James McCarthy |

Workers' compensation specialist The MEMIC Group is notifying injured workers in Maine who have been taking certain medications that they should contact their prescribing physician since they might...

Maine joins 19 other states in generic drug antitrust lawsuit


In their federal lawsuit, Maine and 19 other states allege widespread conspiracy among competitors to reduce competition and increase prices for certain generic drugs.

Here's what you need to know about state's new minimum wage

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The Maine Department of Labor is advising employers that the new $9 minimum wage approved by voters on Nov. 8 will take effect on Jan. 7, but plans a “time-limited non-enforcement policy”...

DeLorme request for hearing on fine nixed by Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court denies request from mapmaker DeLorme for a hearing on a $6.2 million fine stemming from a patent infringement case.

Eaton Peabody law firm on the move in Portland


The law firm of Eaton Peabody is moving into larger space at 100 Middle St. in Portland during the first quarter of 2017, a move prompted by the growth of its Portland office.

Federal judge puts brakes on new OT rules slated to take effect Dec. 1

James McCarthy |

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime regulations from taking effect nationwide on Dec. 1 as originally scheduled.

Electric cooperative awarded $13.6M over breach of contract

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative of Union was awarded $13.6 million by a jury on Friday after suing First Wind, now owned by SunEdison, over a breach of contract for a failed transmission line deal.