Maine

104 ABA Journal Maine articles.

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…

F. Lee Bailey’s quest for a law license will be heard by Maine’s top court

F. Lee Bailey is 80 years old and disbarred in Florida and Massachusetts for mishandling stocks for a client.

But that’s not stopping him from seeking a law license in…

Unhappy with $128K award in family farm case, couple sues prominent lawyer and wins $1.1M

Originally, a Maine couple blamed an agricultural conglomerate for the loss of a potato seed farm that had been in their family for generations.

But, following a 10-year legal battle…

Pierce Atwood to acquire 10-attorney Rhode Island firm

A well-known New England law firm has announced plans to acquire a 10-attorney Providence, R.I.-based commercial and construction litigation boutique.

Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney will become part of Maine-based…

First openly gay federal appeals judge confirmed; Obama names 3 nominees for district, circuit bench

September has been a noteworthy month as far as the federal judiciary is concerned.

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Tuesday, in a 98-0 vote, former Department of Justice lawyer Todd…

DA’s zero tolerance policy for domestic violence puts brutalized witness in jail

Allegedly beaten with a broomstick and a belt in April and taken to the woods to dig what she was told would be her own grave, Jessica Ruiz survived the…

19 ‘right to dry’ states outlaw clothesline bans; is yours among them?

Once upon a time, a clothesline was a standard feature of most back yards. But concern that publicly airing clean laundry attached with clothespins to a rope or wire was…

Even an AK-47 wouldn’t have helped him during polar bear attack, says recovering lawyer

A Maine lawyer who was attacked by a polar bear in a Canadian national park while camping with a Sierra Club group last month continues to recover from what a…

Verrill Dana merges with litigation boutique

Verrill Dana has announced a merger with litigation boutique Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf.

The merger, effective on Thursday, creates a firm with 118 lawyers that is the second largest in Maine,…

Critically injured by polar bear, lawyer will survive to tell vacation stories, his wife predicts

A Maine lawyer on vacation in a remote area of Canada was attacked and mauled by a polar bear while camping with others last week in a national park.

Now…

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