Recent Cases

Maine Superior Court. Bangor, ME. $1.785 million jury verdict against a hospital and a primary care physician, on behalf of a 71-year-old man who suffered bacterial infection in his heart after a failure of his medical providers to communicate with each other regarding the results of blood culture testing. Plaintiffs turned down a $900,000 Offer of Judgment and obtained a verdict nearly double the pre-trial offer. More
Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. In this Breach of Contract lawsuit, defendant hospital terminated plaintiff doctor's contract claiming nonperformance by plaintiff. Defendant had recruited plaintiff from California to work as an obstetrics and gynecologist doctor in Machias, Maine under a two-year contract with income guarantees. Plaintiff claimed direct and consequential damages. More
Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine. Jury verdict vindicated a Gorham man who suffered a significant back injury because of a car accident and not "after-the-fact" as Allstate Insurance had claimed. Prior to trial, settlement offer was $60,000. More
Portland, Cumberland County. Wrongful death action brought on behalf of parents of an 18-year old boy who was murdered in the parking lot of a Portland restaurant. The restaurant and its parking lot had been the scene of a large number of violent and criminal incidents. On the evening of the incident, a fight began in the parking lot and the decedent was stabbed by an unknown assailant. The owners of the restaurant agreed to... More
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. $22.5 million jury verdict on behalf of electrical utility lineman who suffered bilateral, below-the-knee amputations resulting from high-voltage electrical operations. The verdict followed a three-week jury trial in Burlington, Vermont, and is the second highest jury verdict in Vermont history. More
Bangor, United States District Court, Maine. The Plaintiff, an owner of trucking company, sued defendant for breach of contract and contract fraud when he was not paid by defendant for the sale of his company to them. We argued that defendant fraudulently tried to hide their assets by transferring them in order to make the purchasing corporation unable to pay. Prior to trial, settlement offer was $75,000. More
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Plaintiff was seriously injured in this workplace fire and explosion accident while providing maintenance on a hydraulic cylinder of an industrial dump truck. Plaintiff lost his leg and suffered serious burns over 65% of his body, plus significant lost wages. Prior to trial, plaintiff settled with manufacturer of cylinder for $500,000 and also with the workers' compensation carrier for an additional lump sum and waiver of liability lien. Additional $2,885,000 was... More
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. In this products liability accident case, an elderly woman was hit by an automatic door while entering Shaw's Supermarket in Lewiston, Maine, due to a design defect in the door wherein the motion detector beam was not positioned close enough to threshold. She was knocked to the ground and sustained a broken leg and other pain and suffering from her fall. Prior to trial, defendant door manufactuer settled for $400,000. More
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Wrongful death action on behalf of decedent who froze to death after being stranded overnight in his wheelchair due to landlord's failure to clear walkway of ice and snow. Probable cause of death was hypothermia. Plaintiff also sued for loss of consortium, comfort, society and companionship and conscious pain and suffering. Prior to trial, settlement offer was $150,000. More
Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine. While installing a private power line, a 41-year old electrician fell 30 feet to his death when the utility pole he was working on snapped off. The Plaintiff, represented by the deceased client's estate, sued the landowner for loss of comfort, society, and companionship in this wrongful death action. Prior to trial, settlement offer was $50,000. More

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