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Prosecutors seek jail time for entrepreneur Michael Liberty in elections case

Federal prosecutors are recommending that prominent developer and entrepreneur Michael Liberty serve six months in jail or under home arrest for making illegal contributions to the 2012 presidential...

Lawsuit faults weather forecasting company in El Faro’s sinking

A weather forecasting services and support company called StormGeo is the target of a lawsuit that says a version of StormGeo’s forecasting software is to blame for the sinking of El Faro.

Shipyard files trademark lawsuit against Midwest brewery

Portland-based Shipyard Brewing Co. alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Missouri brewery is selling a beer that infringes on Shipyard's trademarked name.

Legal settlement opens way for proposed $240M biorefinery project

A legal dispute between the owner of the former Great Northern Paper Co. in East Millinocket and a prospective buyer that wants to build a $240 million biorefinery there has been settled, clearing...

Pierce Atwood boosts electronic patent law practice with four new hires

Renee Cordes |

Portland-based law firm Pierce Atwood LLP has beefed up its intellectual property and patent practices with four new attorney hires in three offices.

'Boxing day' for Eaton Peabody on eve of Portland move

Renee Cordes |

After outgrowing its Portland office in just four years, Bangor-based law firm Eaton Peabody will move to bigger digs this Friday at 100 Middle St.

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


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...