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121 ABA Journal Maine articles.

Prosecutor’s feigned sleep during defense closing didn’t create prejudicial error, court says

Maine’s top court has refused to overturn a murder conviction in a case where the prosecutor admitted he likely tried to annoy the defense lawyer by feigning sleep during his…

Told to give up gun after shooting alleged burglar, disabled tenant sues landlord

A former Maine lobsterman has sued his landlord, after shooting an intruder at his government-subsidized Rockland apartment earlier this year and being told he must give up his gun or…

City to pay $175K in legal costs for ACLU’s successful suit against panhandling law

A successful challenge of a panhandling law by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine will cost the city of Portland $175,000 in legal expenses, in addition to the cost…

Man is accused of posing as elderly man and attacking lawyer with electrified cane

A former child-custody litigant is accused of posing as an elderly man and using a cane with a built-in shocking device last Thursday to assault a Maine lawyer involved in…

Lawyer who blamed difficulties of solo practice for mistakes in brief won’t get a third chance

A lawyer who blamed destroyed computer files for errors in a first brief and the pressures of solo practice for errors in the second is not getting a third chance.

Did robbery defendant forfeit right to an attorney? Top state court to decide

Joshua Nisbet didn’t want to represent himself in a Maine robbery trial.

But a state court judge said he had to do so because he couldn’t get along with the…

Court: Governor was wrong about veto opportunity; 65 bills are now law

Maine Gov. Paul LePage will implement 65 laws he intended to block after the state’s top court ruled against his veto views in an advisory opinion, according to a spokeswoman.

Did Maine governor flub pocket veto? Misstep will allow 19 bills to become law, Democrats say

Nineteen bills may become law in Maine despite opposition by Republican Gov. Paul LePage because he botched an attempt at a pocket veto, according to some Democrats and the…

Federal Circuit: US must pay attorney’s fee to lawyer who took veteran’s case 20 years ago

Nearly 20 years after he agreed to represent a U.S. military veteran in a disability case, a Maine lawyer has gotten a definitive answer about his 20-percent contingent attorney fee.

Woman sues over barbecue brush, seeks unspecified damages for surgery costs

A free barbecue brush that came with a new grill was no bargain, a Maine woman contends.

In a January lawsuit filed in Maine state court that has since…

Judge puts gag order on news media in lawyer’s assault trial, then apologizes and rescinds

A county court judge in Maine, hearing a domestic assault case against a prominent local lawyer, at the outset of the trial Monday ordered reporters not to publish any of…

Former top drug prosecutor is sentenced for child porn, fleeing

A former top drug prosecutor in Maine was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly 16 years in prison for possessing child pornography and fleeing the state after an adverse appellate ruling…

Verrill Dana to hire 20 lawyers from Connecticut firm, will tie Pierce Atwood as biggest Maine firm

Although technically not a merger, an agreement by Verrill Dana to acquire the employees of a Connecticut-based law firm effectively is one, says managing partner K.C. Jones.

And when the…

Maine judge rules that nurse with no Ebola symptoms is free to move about

A Maine judge has rebuffed state health officials and ruled that nurse Kaci Hickox shows no symptoms of Ebola and thus can move about freely in public.

Fort Kent Circuit…

Maine nurse won’t follow quarantine, lawyer says, setting off possible legal battle

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox doesn’t have Ebola and she won’t follow a quarantine imposed by her home state, one of her lawyers said Tuesday night.

Lawyer Steven Hyman told

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