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UMS student missed filing deadline in slip-and-fall case, Maine's high court rules

Karen Kidd May 2, 2017, 9:43am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – A University of Maine System student waited too long to file a notice of claim after being insured in a slip-and-fall on campus, the state's highest court ruled recently in affirming a lower court ruling.

Maine Supreme Court upholds decision to deny disability retirement application for teacher

Zachary Lewis Apr. 18, 2017, 9:36am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a decision made by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS) board of trustees (the board) denying a teacher’s disability retirement application earlier this month.

Maine Supreme Court dismisses dog bite case against owner's employer

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:03am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Maine has affirmed a summary judgment dismissing a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit.

Maine Supreme Court sides with lawyer in malpractice case filed by union worker

David Hutton Mar. 30, 2017, 1:17pm

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a union worker failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against John R. Lemieux.

Maine Supreme Court rules 'business necessity' standard used in age discrimination cases

S. Laney Griffo Mar. 27, 2017, 12:57pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court has issued an answer in a disparate age discrimination evaluation question from a federal court.

Court imposes shorter suspension for nurse who discharged patient during snowstorm; Patient died from hypothermia

Melissa Busch Feb. 22, 2017, 9:21am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court recently refused to uphold a two-year suspension against a nurse who was accused of professional misconduct for releasing a disoriented, sparsely dressed patient into a snowstorm in 2008. The patient died just feet from the hospital.