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Owner of J's Oyster sentenced to jail for pocketing sales tax


The owner of J's Oyster, an iconic restaurant and bar on Portland's waterfront, has been sentenced to four months in jail for pocketing sales taxes paid by the restaurant's customers, as well as for...

How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

Maine retailers want Wayfair, other online retailers, to pay state sales taxes


The Retail Association of Maine is supporting a “friend of the court” brief filed by its national trade group in a South Dakota lawsuit filed against Boston-based online home goods...

Legal expert champions public's access to Maine's beaches

Renee Cordes |

An expert on land use and environmental law is urging Maine’s highest court to reexamine two controversial rulings from the late 1980s restricting public access to beaches.

LePage, filing as individual, joins lawsuit to kill ACA

James McCarthy |

Gov. Paul LePage joined Republican officials from 19 other states in filing a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court in Texas to declare the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

MaineMed, ambulance provider settle civil lawsuits for $1.4M


The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine has announced settlements of two civil lawsuits related to unnecessary ambulance transports and improper Medicare billing.

Renewable energy group sues over wind-permit moratorium

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Renewable Energy Association has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Paul LePage's controversial moratorium on new wind-turbine permits.

L.L.Bean says lawsuit 'misrepresents' its new returns policy

Renee Cordes |

L.L.Bean has hit back against a lawsuit over its new one-year limit on returns, saying the suit misrepresents the terms of its new policy and that it doesn't apply to items bought beforehand.

Conservation Law Foundation sues LePage over wind power moratorium


The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit in Maine’s Superior Court Tuesday seeking to block Gov. Paul LePage’s recent executive order imposing a moratorium on new wind project...

Whale entanglements prompt lawsuit against feds

The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and The Humane Society of the United States have filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National...