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Maine Supreme Court News

Maine SC won't answer House's questions about state treasurer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 6, 2012

Saufley AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, declined to answer a set of questions posed by the state House of Representatives regarding state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin's personal business dealings and finances.

Maine SC rules in favor of insurer in road rage case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 29, 2012

Saufley AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court said in a ruling last week that an insurer had no duty to indemnify an owner of a company it insured after he assaulted another motorist in an act of road rage.

Maine SC agrees insurer's proposed rate hike excessive

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 7, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court last month upheld a ruling by the state's superintendent of insurance that a health insurer's proposed rate increase was excessive.

Maine SC refuses to sanction GMAC in foreclosure case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 7, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hold that a lower court "exceeded its discretion" in not finding loan servicer GMAC Mortgage in contempt when it sanctioned Fannie Mae for submitting a bad faith affidavit.

Maine SC affirms restitution in AG's case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 15, 2011

Mills AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court sided last week with the state Attorney General's Office in an appeal by a fuel delivery business for its failure to fulfill its prepaid delivery contracts.

Installer not liable for garage door injury

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 2, 2011

Saufley AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld the judgment of a jury determining the installer of an overhead garage door was not liable for a man's injuries.

Maine SC upholds insurance rate reduction

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 26, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld the state superintendent of insurance's decision to reduce a proposed health insurance rate hike.

Convicted drug traffickers' federal law claim against hospital dismissed

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 22, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court said a lower court did not err in dismissing a couple's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, claim against a hospital.

Maine SC upholds BEP wind farm permits

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 4, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) -- The Maine Supreme Court, in two separate opinions filed last month, upheld the state Board of Environmental Protection's decision to issue permits for the construction of two wind energy farms.

Maine SC reinstates whistleblower suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 10, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court has vacated the judgment of a lower court in the case of an operating room nurse who says her termination was in violation of the state's Whistleblower Protection Act.

Maine SC sides with grocery store in security breach suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 29, 2010

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has ruled that a group of consumers do not need to be compensated for time and effort they put into cleaning up the damage caused by data thieves.

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