A Summary of the Much Anticipated Legislative Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act
The Governor has signed LD 756, an amended version of the workers’ compensation omnibus bill. We will be discussing these changes in detail during our upcoming Legislative Lunch and Learn sessions, but the following is a summary of the changes: It adds an entitlement to a cost of living adjustment to weekly compensation benefits, to […]Read More
What is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?
Prior to February, when we heard the name Robert Kraft, we pictured those six Super Bowl rings. Our minds ticked through all of the New England Patriots’ successes. More recently, the media has focused on Kraft’s significant success in the courtroom. In February 2019, Robert Kraft was charged with a misdemeanor of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, […]Read More
When a family member dies with limited assets.
My Uncle Spike had two claims to fame: He was a nationally recognized ghost hunter, and he was the Yukon Cornelius of the Penobscot River, prospecting for gold and regaling the locals and passers-through with his tales of adventure and fortune. (I am not making this up.) A millionaire, however, he was not. Bless his […]Read More
What Questions Should I ask a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Through no fault of your own, you find yourself in what can be unfamiliar territory – an attorney’s conference room. You’ve recently been involved in an accident where you were injured, and now the medical bills and other insurance paperwork are piling up. Before you sits a personal injury lawyer who begins guiding you through […]Read More
Which Type of Business Entity is Best for me? Part Two
In the first entry of this two part blog series, we discussed four questions to ask yourself when deciding what business entity to choose. In part two, we go into detail about LLCs, Corporations, and tax considerations for each. Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Corporation The main reason to form an LLC or corporation is […]Read More
Rudman Winchell is delighted to announce a new attorney.
Rudman Winchell is pleased to announce that Michael A. Hockenbury, Esq., has joined the firm and will practice within the Corporate and Business Practices group. Prior to joining Rudman Winchell, Mike practiced with a litigation firm in Bangor where he focused his practice on various criminal, civil, probate, and corporate matters. Mike has also worked […]Read More
Your Appeals Questions, Answered Part III
The trial court has entered judgment in your case. Now what? This series of articles will examine some common questions on appeals to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court, also known as the Law Court, in civil cases. How Long Will the Appeal Process Take? This is one of the most freqåuently asked questions about appeals, and […]Read More
Does all Property go Through Probate?
The purpose of a Last Will and Testament is to control the distribution of property in your probate estate after your death. But what property makes up your probate estate? Not all of it! Anything that is not part of your probate estate is not controlled by your Will and therefore will not be distributed […]Read More
New Maine Legislation: An Act Regarding Pay Equality
The business community is well aware that there are many proposed and pending pieces of legislation that would affect the workplace setting. One of those, An Act Regarding Pay Equality, has already passed. This law, which was signed into law by the Governor on April 12, amends both the general employment laws and the Maine […]Read More
Is Chalking Tires an Unconstitutional Search?
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Panel Declares the Common Parking Enforcement Practice of Chalking Tires an Unconstitutional Search… Seriously?! The transcript below is a slightly edited version of a chat amongst Rudman Winchell colleagues regarding this case and the implications it may have for Maine municipalities and parking ticket enthusiasts. SWW (Stephen W. Wagner): Last […]Read More