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113 ABA Journal Maine articles.

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

Attorney is charged in child-porn possession case after consenting to search of law office

A Maine attorney is facing a felony child-pornography possession charge after state police allegedly found sexual images of children under the age of 12 on a laptop and an external…

‘Best mug shot ever’: Man poses in T-shirt displaying booking photo as he begins DUI jail sentence

Busted in June for drunken driving and driving without a license, a Maine teenager was ready to make a fashion statement by the time he began a two-day jail sentence…

Brain injury leads to suspension for Maine lawyer; ‘I couldn’t stick to tasks,’ he says

A Maine lawyer says he can no longer function effectively as a trial lawyer and he agrees with his indefinite suspension, imposed by a Maine Supreme Judicial Court justice on…

Domestic violence victim put on stand in pajamas, then jailed overnight for refusing to testify

A 52-year-old woman who had not responded to a witness subpoena in a domestic violence case was picked up at the order of a Maine trial judge and put on…

Boycott seeking $70 per hour for court-appointed lawyers fizzled when other attorneys took the cases

Several defense attorneys in Maine were hoping a boycott of all sexual assault cases would persuade the state to raise its hourly rate for court-appointed lawyers in all criminal cases…

F. Lee Bailey loses bid for Maine law license; court notes he felt disbarment was ‘kind of harsh’

Maine’s top court has refused a law license for F. Lee Bailey, citing his testimony that his Florida disbarment was “kind of harsh” as evidence that he didn’t appreciate the…

Did US Cellular violate law by releasing texts in divorce case? Judge raps company, sanctions lawyer

A judge on Maine’s top court is using a lawyer’s ethics case to criticize U.S. Cellular for turning over thousands of subpoenaed text messages in a divorce case.

Justice Donald…

Top state court says transgender 5th-grader must be allowed to use restroom of choice

A transgender 5th-grader in Maine should have been allowed to use the girls restroom, the state’s top court held Thursday in a 5-1 decision.

The ruling is the first by…

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