September 26, 2012

Maine does not allow insurance bad faith claims which allow the full measure of damages caused by an insurer’s bad faith.  However, Maine does have a statute which provides for attorney fees and higher than normal interest rates (18%) in certain circumstances...[Read More]

August 30, 2011

On August 18, 2011, the Maine Supreme Court decided a personal injury case that revolved around the legal obligations of a business trip organizer and chartered bus company for a drinking and driving accident caused by a passenger... [Read More]

August 29, 2011

On August 18, 2011, the Maine Supreme Court decided an important case on the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases... [Read More]

August 17, 2011

On August 11, 2011, the Maine Supreme Court decided a case in which an employee fell and was injured in a parking lot at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston where she worked... [Read More]

August 1, 2011

On June 28, 2011, the Maine Supreme Court decided an important case on claims of a spouse for an injury to a spouse.  Steele v. Botticello (www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/opinions/2011%20documents/11me72st.pdf).  These are called loss of consortium claims...  [Read More]

September 4, 2010

On August 31, 2010, the Maine Supreme Court decided the case of Searle v Bucksport which focuses on on a personal injury claim against a town. Special rules apply to suing the state, towns, and other state entities...  [Read More]

August 30, 2010

The Maine Supreme Court recently decided an underinsured motorist case which affects when insurers have to pay. Tibbetts vs. Dairyland Insurance.  Virtually all auto insurance policies have as part of their coverage underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage...  [Read More]

August 6, 2010

The Maine Legislature recently passed a law concerning auto insurance company reimbursement of medical bills. This will impact most personal injury/automobile accident cases...  [Read More]