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09/16/2019 - General News

No one ever expects to be named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit.  But life doesn’t always go as planned. Accidents happen! If you are responsible for an accident that causes another person’s death, the possibility of being sued is real. 

When a wrongful death lawsuit is successful, the defendant is responsible for the damages awarded.   Recently, the Maine Legislature voted to amend the laws governing damages awarded for wrongful MORE

09/16/2019 - General News

Unfortunately, being a good employer does not prevent being sued by an employee. Employee lawsuits have risen almost 400% over the past 20 years with roughly 40% of employee lawsuits brought against private companies with fewer than 100 employees.  Despite these facts, 7 out of 10 businesses don’t carry Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI).  Given that the average court costs and legal fees can reach $200,000 or more, not carrying EPLI MORE

07/15/2019 - General News

Gov. Janet Mills signed An Act to Prohibit the Use of Handheld Devices and Phones While Driving (LD 165) into law last week. The new law that will be effective on September 19th, tightens rules that address using your phone while driving. 

The major points of the new law address how and when you can touch your phone.  The law doesn’t leave much room for error.  You cannot hold your phone while driving for any reason.  If you have an MORE

07/10/2019 - General News


By Peter McGuire Staff Writer July 3, 2019

Maine drivers accustomed to taking a call on the road or checking social media at a red light could be in for a rude awakening and a pricey ticket when a ban on holding a cellphone behind the wheel goes into MORE

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