Berman & Simmons in the News, 2nd Quarter 2022
Whether online, in print, or on TV, we’re proud our important work is routinely featured in Maine’s top news forums. This recap of media coverage during the 2nd quarter of 2022 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping Mainers find justice and recover compensation after experiencing serious personal injury.
Upon being named president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association MaineBiz sat down with attorney Susan Faunce for an interview about the personal and professional experiences that shape her work.
Susan was named in these two columns:
The Portland Press Herald also sought commentary from Attorney Faunce upon the swearing in of Rick Lawrence as Maine’s first Black Supreme Judicial Court justice. She previously clerked in the Lewiston District Court where Lawrence served as a judge.
Rick Lawrence sworn in as Maine’s first Black Supreme Judicial Court justice
Notable Client Work
Attorneys James E. O’Connell and Alicia Curtis took on Amazon this quarter when they filed a multi count negligence suit on behalf of the family of a Woolwich man who was killed by a delivery driver working for an Amazon subcontractor. Described as a “chameleon carrier” these trucking companies are known safety offenders that never should be on the road.
- Bangor Daily News: Widow claims Amazon and hired trucking firms were negligent in 2020 I-295 crash that killed husband
- Freight Waves: Family sues Amazon after truck crash kills Maine fisherman
- Lowell Sun: Maine family sues Amazon, local trucking companies after man killed by delivery driver
- NewsCenter Maine: Family of Woolwich man killed in 2020 crash sues Amazon and driver for wrongful death
- Portland Press Herald and Brunswick Times Record: Woolwich family sues Amazon over fatal highway crash
The firm’s ongoing representation of survivors of child sexual abuse reached a milestone this quarter with the first civil cases in Maine to be filed since the statute of limitations was lifted last year. The legal team of Michael Bigos, Elizabeth Kayatta, and Joseph Gousse sued Maine’s Catholic Archdiocese on behalf of three men who were minors when they were abused by priests and clergy.
- Bangor Daily News: 3 men sue Maine Catholic bishop over alleged sex abuse decades ago following law change
- Maine Public: Three men sue Maine Catholic bishop over alleged sex abuse decades ago following law change
- Portland Press Herald: Three men sue Maine Catholic diocese over childhood sexual abuse
- Newscenter Maine: Three sue Catholic diocese under new Maine child sex abuse law
- WGME and Fox TV: New sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland
- WMTW: Survivors of childhood sexual abuse file civil suits