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Scarborough woman sentenced to jail for embezzlement at two former employers

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A 46-year-old Scarborough woman was sentenced Friday in federal court to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling from two health care providers and for using the...

Vets First Choice, co-defendants, granted more time to respond to IDEXX lawsuit

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Direct Vet Marketing Inc. (DBA Vets First Choice) and the two co-defendants named in a federal lawsuit filed by IDEXX Laboratories earlier this month have asked for more time to respond to...

Portland Pipe Line Corp. weighs appeal of ‘Clear Skies’ ruling

A federal judge at U.S. District Court in Portland ruled Friday that South Portland’s 2014 “Clear Skies” ordinance banning on bulk crude oil imports into the city did not violate...

Bernstein Shur gives $50K to Maine Law in honor of retiring shareholder

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The Portland-based law firm Bernstein Shur has committed to a $50,000 gift to the University of Maine School of Law in honor of its retiring shareholder Pat Peard. The gift is intended to support the...

Court rules Ocean State Job Lot can stay in Falmouth Shopping Center

Maureen Milliken |

Discount goods retailer Ocean State Job Lot can stay in Falmouth Shopping Center, the Maine Business and Consumer Court ruled this week, negating an eviction notice the owners of the center on U.S.

IDEXX sues Vets First Choice, two former employees, over alleged 'misappropriation' of trade secrets

James McCarthy |

Westbrook-based IDEXX Laboratories is suing two former employees and their current employer, Portland-based Vets First Choice, alleging “actual and/or threatened misappropriation of trade...

Women to Watch: We profile four remarkable female executives

A decade ago, the publisher and the editor of Mainebiz, both women, took a hard look at our pages and said, "Where are the women?" That question led to some soul searching and...

Women to Watch: Joan Fortin, Bernstein Shur

Renee Cordes |

Joan Fortin's Maine roots run deep in Benton, where she spent her childhood on the family dairy farm, the second-oldest of five siblings.

Class-action lawsuit filed against CMP over alleged overbillings

Central Maine Power faces a class-action lawsuit from customers alleging they’ve been overcharged in their monthly bills from the utility over the past winter.

Shipyard Brewing loses lawsuit over trade name

Shipyard Brewing Co. in Portland on Monday lost its trademark infringement suit against Columbia, Mo., brewer Logboat Brewing Co.