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
Daily Fantasy Sports Can Have Real Legal Implications Depending on Where You Live
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not the winter holidays; the beginning of football season. With it comes the return of fantasy football, which is the most popular of all fantasy sports. The fantasy sports industry as a whole has grown at an incredibly rapid rate: according to the Fantasy Sports Trade […]Read More
When the Selection of Tenants Crosses the Line of Legality
If you are a landlord, chances are you have dealt with a problem tenant at least at some point in time. For most landlords, late rent payments and minor damage issues are chalked up to the cost of doing business. But for others, collecting timely rental payments can mean the difference between the ability to […]Read More
Understanding your Uninsured and Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage
Like virtually every other state, Maine has enacted a “financial responsibility” law which requires owners and operators of motor vehicles that are registered in this state to maintain minimum levels of motor vehicle financial responsibility. Do you know if your motor vehicle is uninsured or underinsured? The vast majority of people comply with Maine’s financial […]Read More
I Just Rear-Ended Someone: Now What?
While we all like to consider ourselves to be safe drivers, accidents do occur. If you ever find yourself in the regrettable situation of having been involved in a car accident, here are some general tips on what you should (and should not) do. Unquestionably, the first and most important thing to do is to […]Read More
Is It Okay To Delete That E-mail?
A Brief Look At The New Framework For Dealing With Lost ESI And Spoliation Sanctions In Rule 37(e) As many (if not most) aspects of everyday life are becoming increasingly digitized, digital footprints are growing at breakneck speeds. As a result, electronically stored information (“ESI”) is taking on a more central role in litigation. Given […]Read More
Expert Discovery in Maine
There have been some recent changes to the discovery rules in Maine regarding expert witnesses. In the past, basically every document that the expert saw was fair game for discovery and had to be produced; even early drafts of designations, reports, and correspondence with counsel. Recent changes to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, however, […]Read More
Rudman Winchell attorneys successfully defend building permit for Emera Maine
Rudman Winchell attorneys Edmond J. Bearor and Jonathan P. Hunter recently represented Emera Maine in an administrative appeal from the issuance of a permit for the construction of an electrical substation in Bar Harbor. In the face of growing demand, Emera has been working for several years to increase the capacity and stability of its […]Read More
To Remediate, or Not To Remediate: That is the question
It is not unusual in negligence or strict product liability actions for a defendant, or potential defendant to consider or make changes to a condition that allegedly caused injury to another following the accident. If someone fell down stairs, the landowner may install a handrail. If a product injures someone who comes into […]Read More
Litigation Savvy for the Small Business Owner
Most small business owners are inundated in the daily rigors of meeting the needs of clients, negotiating with vendors, and navigating the ever-changing and complex laws and regulations governing the hiring and firing of employees. Most of us in the small-business community like to believe that by making good decisions, following the rules, and working […]Read More