Why an Attorney can be helpful with a Purchase and Sale Agreement in residential matters

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Cynthia Mehnert

When purchasing or selling a property, most Buyers and Sellers concern themselves with the financial aspect of the transaction and not the legal aspects of the transaction. A purchase and sale agreement creates a contract or promise to purchase or sell land. This contract or promise which legally obligates both parties to perform certain tasks […]

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Rudman Winchell Achieves Multiple High Rankings From Chambers USA in Nationwide Excellence Report

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

  Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor, Maine is proud to announce that the firm and several of the firm’s attorneys received high rankings from Chambers and Partners, a worldwide legal rankings firm. David C. King, Frank T. McGuire, William H. Hanson and Curtis E. Kimball are all recognized by Chambers for excellence in […]

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Are you a De Facto Parent?

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Caitlyn S. Smith

Our world is not filled with the traditional family anymore. Our world is filled with families that have step-parents, domestic partners, grandparents, aunts and uncles, or even just friends performing duties that were conventionally done by the child’s parent. Historically, these caretakers had virtually no rights, nor any legal responsibility, for the child they were […]

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The Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division Addresses Reimbursement for Generic Drugs

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie L. Storey

  A recent Appellate Division decision addressed an insurer’s ability to pay only the cost of generic as opposed to brand name drugs under the Workers’ Compensation Act and specifically raised the issue of whose burden it is to show generic drugs were available. Section 206(11) of the Act allows insurers to argue the cost […]

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Some Important Information About Contracts and “Boilerplates”

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Brent A. Singer

                Have you ever read towards the end of a contract where there seems like a lot of stuff that doesn’t have to do with what the contract is all about, but that the lawyers think should be there?  Sometimes people call it “boilerplate.”  Some people might think […]

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Increased Job Duties Resulted in Compensable Workers’ Compensation Stress Claim

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie L. Storey

A decision involving a workers’ compensation stress claim was issued by an Administrative Law Judge earlier this year that addressed the issue of increased work duties.   The employee was given additional job duties after the departure of two co-workers.  There was no dispute by the employer that the employee’s duties increased, that she performed […]

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Survivor Benefits Plan: Protecting Military Survivor Benefits for a Child with Disabilities

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Rachel M. Trafton

Military families who stay in the service until retirement can easily provide survivor benefits for a child with disabilities without effect that child’s eligibility for public benefit programs. In December of 2014, the Disabled Military Child Protection Act was signed into law. Prior to the enactment of this law, a military parent had to choose […]

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Proposed Maine Law: An Act to Support Death with Dignity

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Rachel M. Trafton

The joint standing Committee on Health and Human Services heard public testimony on LD 347 and LD 1066 on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Representative Jennifer Parker introduced LD 1066 titled An Act to Promote Life with Dignity[i]. The Committee reported out as Ought Not to Pass on April 25. The same Committee is divided on […]

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The Maine Home Construction Contract Act and its Potential Impact on Your Home Construction or Improvement Project

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Joshua Randlett

Spring is finally here, bringing a close to another hard Maine winter and (hopefully) the start of some sunny and warm weather.  Oftentimes, spring also signifies the beginning of something else for many people: home improvement season. Whether you are a homeowner looking to make some repairs or updates to your house, or you’re a […]

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Constructive Discharge: Employers May Still Face Liability Even When an Employee Resigns

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Matthew M. Cobb

Business owners generally recognize that terminating an employee from employment carries with it the risk of litigation in that the employee may later claim the employer’s decision was unlawful.  What may be less obvious is that an employer may still face a claim under various employment laws even when an employee is not fired, but […]

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