Category: Litigation

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.[1]  Do you know if your motor vehicle is uninsured or underinsured? The vast majority of people comply with Maine’s financial […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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