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Case closed: Federal court dismisses lawsuit over Poland Spring labeling

James McCarthy |

Nestlé Waters North America announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted its motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit by 11 individuals alleging its...

EMHS ends partnerships with Portland and Bangor, citing their $1B opioid lawsuit

Staff |

Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is leaving substance abuse treatment partnerships it has with Portland and Bangor in response to lawsuits the two cities joined against national pharma...

Supreme Court ruling sets stage for Maine to legalize sports gambling

Staff |

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday opened the door for Maine to allow betting on sporting events, invalidating a federal law that prohibited such wagers in all but Nevada.

UMPI students offered accelerated pathway to Maine Law degree

Staff |

The University of Maine School of Law is offering students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle an accelerated pathway to law school under an agreement signed by the two institutions last week.

Maine ACLU sues over citizenship checks on Concord Coach buses

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The Maine American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit demanding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection turn over information about citizenship...

Maine lawsuit alleges national trucking firm's employment screenings violated ADA

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A lawsuit filed Monday in Portland alleges that an Iowa-based national trucking firm violated federal law by using a pre-employment “back assessment” to screen out and reject job...

Walmart sued over Augusta employee's disability discrimination claim

Staff |

Walmart Inc. violated federal law by failing to reassign a long-term employee after she became disabled while working at one of its stores in Augusta, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Judge rules Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens can proceed with expansion

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens can proceed with its $30 million expansion thanks to a federal ruling earlier this week. A judge approved a consent agreement that settles two lawsuits filed against...

Justice Department 'antitrust' probe includes Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges

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The U.S. Department of Justice has notified Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges that they are included in an investigation into whether U.S. colleges and universities are violating antitrust laws by...

Maine Law students gear up for busy summer as Rural Practice Fellows

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law will send more students to rural areas this summer in its efforts to improve legal representation for people living outside major population centers.

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