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Poland Spring parent faces class-action suit over 'spring water' labeling

Lori Valigra |

Nestlé Waters North America Inc., the parent of Poland Spring Water Co., is the subject of a class-action lawsuit by 11 individuals alleging deceptive product labeling, among other claims.

MDOT seeks input on how to spend $21M from Volkswagen settlement


Maine Department of Transportation is taking public comments on a draft plan that would use the state's $21 million share of the Volkswagen settlement to lower nitrogen oxide emissions by funding...

Maine-based environmental center sues EPA over toxic chemical rules


The Portland-based Environmental Health Strategy Center has joined two lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency for rewriting rules that determine how the agency will regulate toxic...

Women to Watch: Danielle M. Conway, University of Maine School of Law

Renee Cordes |

Inspired to pursue law by Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, UMaine's School of Law's first African-American dean combines an entrepreneurial vision with a deep sense of public...

Women to Watch 2017

Mainebiz is proud to present the 2017 Women to Watch. This year we had so many great nominees, we named five honorees instead of the traditional four. They come from a range of industries...

Shuttered Lincoln mill to seek $1.1 million from vendors

As part of a bankruptcy process, the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill plans to try to reclaim money that it's already paid out to vendors.

Maine Food Insider: Seaweed harvester focusing on business as crucial court date nears

Lori Valigra |

Acadian Seaplants, one of the largest rockweed harvesters in the world, is doing business as usual while the Maine Supreme Judicial Court reviews a lower court's ruling regarding harvesting rockweed...

Insurer sues Electricity Maine to avoid potential costs from class-action suit

An insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Electricity Maine seeking to avoid potential costs or damages that could result from a separate class-action lawsuit filed against the Auburn retail...

Harpswell construction firm files for bankruptcy

Potvin Construction Inc. in Harpswell has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with its owner, Steven Potvin, and former co-owner, Cindy Potvin, also filing separately for personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Portland seafood processor fined $550K for violating import laws


ISF Trading Co., a seafood processor in Portland, has been fined $552,500 for violating import laws when it purchased Canadian sea urchins from a supplier not authorized under Canadian law to export...