Amendments to Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

By Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq.   There have been a few changes to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act under one piece of new legislation, LD 1119, An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Filing of Wage Statements and Other Laws under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992, with amendments.  The veto of the […]

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Your Homeowners Insurance Policy and You – Coverage Exclusions and the Duty to Defend

By: Rudman Winchell Attorney Colin E. Howard Despite its title, the protection provided by a homeowners insurance policy is not limited to the home. It applies in a wide range of circumstances—much wider than what most people think. Most policies contain personal liability coverage that applies if you are sued for injuries to someone else […]

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INSURANCE MATTERS: Don’t Waste the Insurance You’ve Already Bought

Through the years, certain client problems seem to come across my desk now and again, and then not again for a long time. Recently, there seems to have been a spate of situations in which clients have lost coverage, or almost lost coverage, under insurance policies by not giving correct notice to their insurer (or […]

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New Legislation: Important Changes to Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Statute

By: Anne-Marie Storey Some significant changes have been made to the Workers’ Compensation Act this session. The following are a few of those changes: 1. Previously, an employer/insurer who wanted to reduce or discontinue benefits that were being paid to an employee through an order or award of compensation were required to petition the board […]

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Reflections from Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Executive Director

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Virginia Kozak Putnam In January 2011, Paul H. Sighinolfi, Esq., became the Executive Director and Chair of the Board for the State of Maine Workers’ Compensation Agency, after 30 years of practicing law in the area of workers compensation at Rudman Winchell. In this capacity, he is in charge of running […]

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