Rudman Winchell congratulates our 10 attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers© in America 2018
Bangor, Maine, August 15, 2018: Ten Rudman Winchell attorneys were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers© in America list based entirely on a peer reviewed process. Best Lawyers© relies on the consensus opinion of leading community lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues. The result of this patented selection process is that 10 […]Read More
Maine Lawmakers To End Automatic Driver’s License Suspensions That Paved An Easy Road To Felonies
Soon, Maine will stop automatically suspending driver’s licenses as a penalty for failure to pay fines on most offenses unrelated to driving. This is a big deal, especially for folks with no criminal history. Why? Imagine a man, 18 years old, just a pup. No criminal history. Let’s call him Gary. He goes fishing but he does not first obtain […]Read More
Can I Fire My Employee for That?
Many employers are at least generally aware of the fact that Maine is an “at-will” employment state. As they say, however, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The purpose of this article is to alert employers to the fact that firing an at-will employee is not necessarily a risk-free endeavor. Let’s […]Read More
Rudman Winchell Welcomes Attorney Joshua A. Tardy To The Firm.
Rudman Winchell is pleased to announce that Joshua A. Tardy has rejoined the firm. Having begun his career as an associate attorney at Rudman Winchell in 1993, Josh will serve the firm and its clients in an Of Counsel position as of July 1, 2018. Josh was a member of Irwin, Tardy, & Morris where […]Read More
Rudman Winchell Welcomes Attorney Tracy B. Collins To The Firm.
Rudman Winchell is delighted to announce that Tracy B. Collins, Esq., has joined the law firm. She will practice in the firm’s litigation section. Tracy comes to Rudman Winchell after a short stint with a small litigation firm where she handled employment discrimination, medical malpractice, and appellate matters. Previous to this work, Tracy handled criminal […]Read More
Maine’s Adult Use Marijuana Market One Step Closer to Reality
On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved a ballot question legalizing possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 and older, and allowing commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana, subject to state and local regulation. Almost two years later, however, Maine still has no legal market for adult use marijuana. As summer 2018, however, Maine’s […]Read More
Third-party Contract Beneficiaries
Frequently, an individual or entity not a party to a specific contract may be affected by a breach to that contract. For example, a municipality may contract with a landscaper to periodically remove brush and other shrubbery encroaching on a road. A homeowner uphill from that road gains a benefit from this contract as it […]Read More
New Guidance from the NLRB’s General Counsel on Employee Handbook Policies
As you are likely aware, in recent years there has been much discussion from the NLRB regarding employee handbook language and the potential that such language does or could violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). On June 6, 2018, the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a […]Read More
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed each year on June 15th to raise public awareness of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). Elder abuse is any act […]Read More
Dealing With Debt After Death
Families face a number of challenges when a loved one dies. The last thing a grieving family member needs is to be bombarded with calls from creditors trying to collect the debts of the deceased relative. It happens, nonetheless. Fortunately, the obligation of repayment generally does not extend to the deceased debtor’s family members. Instead, […]Read More