Category: Litigation

What to expect when you are stopped by a police officer

By Rudman Winchell Attorney David Walker We all know the feeling of seeing the flashing blues in our rear-view mirror while driving.  For most of us, feelings of anxiety and/or consternation immediately result when we realize we are being pulled over.  If the stop occurs at night, particularly on a weekend, regardless of the reason …

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LEARN ABOUT: Tips For Avoiding Civil Liability When Dealing With Shoplifters

Shoplifting is a problem that all retailers have to face. As is the all-too-common threat that the retailer is falsely imprisoning the alleged thief while identifying them and notifying law enforcement officials of the suspected crime. Thankfully, Maine law protects retailers during this “detention” phase, so long as the retailer follows the process described by …

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Legal Issues with Cell Phone Tracking and Monitoring in Maine

By: Rudman Winchell attorney Colin E. Howard Maine’s increasing use of cell phone tracking as an investigative tool implicates important legal and constitutional questions that are evolving across the country.  Every cell phone transmits several types of information that, with varying degrees of accuracy, can be used to determine its location. Because so many people …

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The Pothole- A Sure Sign Of Spring. But can you sue one?

By: Rudman Winchell Attorney John Hamer I know Spring is coming when people begin asking me about whether they can sue their town over potholes. Sometimes the question comes from clients, other times from friends and family in a half-joking (and half very serious) manner. Legally speaking, municipalities are generally immune from suit over pot …

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