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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...

National environmental law expert to speak at Maine Law

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John Cruden, one of the nation’s most highly regarded environmental lawyers, will present the 26th annual Judge Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service on Nov. 1 in Portland. He will...

Brunswick to allow marijuana facilities in its ‘growth industrial’ zone

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Brunswick Town Council passed zoning amendments that will allow marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing and testing facilities, as well as stores in the town’s “Growth...

Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

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