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Car insurers don't have to pay out after man shot in car

Kacie Whaley Sep. 19, 2017, 2:00pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a ruling that car insurance companies named as defendants in a lawsuit are not responsible for paying recovery fees to the parents of a man who died in a vehicle from gunshot wounds.

Maine Supreme Court rules to uphold judgment in dog bite suit

Olivia Olsen Aug. 24, 2017, 12:26pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Penobscot County Superior Court’s judgment in an appeal involving an insurance claim and a dog bite victim.

Maine Supreme Court rules hospital did not discriminate against nurse over disability

Tricia Erickson Aug. 2, 2017, 11:30am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Mercy Hospital did not discriminate against a registered nurse and did not violate the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA) when the hospital terminated the employee because she did not meet the MHRA’s standard of a “qualified individual with a disability” according to the Maine Supreme Court.

Maine Supreme Court affirms Homeward Residential must pay attorneys' fees in foreclosure case

Kacie Whaley Jul. 10, 2017, 2:53pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – A mortgage company is faced with paying $59,115 of the attorney fees belonging to a defendant after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a trial court's judgment.

Effort to appeal legal fees awarded in eviction case falls short

David Hutton May 30, 2017, 11:36am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a lower court’s post-judgment order awarding a woman $8,000 in legal fees, far below the $60,000 she had requested.

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.