Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Recent proposed state/federal changes as of February 2018

    Effective February 14, Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b) has been amended to clarify that any party may record a deposition by any means, provided the recording does not disrupt or impede the deposition process.  A party may record the deposition by videotape, after giving written notice to every other party.  The rule does not specify how much notice should be given, for instance a day or a week. 

  • Robert Furbish added as co-author of ‘Maine Tort Law’

    Attorney Robert Furbish of Berman & Simmons has been added as a co-author of the 2018 edition of Maine Tort Law, the definitive reference guide for civil litigators statewide, published by LexisNexis and released in late December.This new edition marks the 25th anniversary of Maine Tort Law as an essential resource for attorneys, summarizing the legal requirements of tort causes of action recognized in Maine courts.

  • Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta Joins Berman & Simmons

    LEWISTON, Maine, Dec. 14, 2017 – Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta, a Maine native who has spent the past five years in Boston representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and other civil disputes, has joined the Berman & Simmons law firm.

  • Michael Bigos, Berman & Simmons Jury awards $200K to Maine victim of hit-and-run driver

    On Sept. 26, a jury in Rockland, Maine, awarded $200,000 to a man from Knox County whose hand was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident. The verdict in favor of 22-year-old Adam Feener concluded a three-day civil trial at Knox County Superior Court, before Justice Joyce Wheeler. Attorney Michael Bigos of Berman & Simmons represented Feener, of Hope, Maine, in […]

  • Jury awards $200K to Maine victim of hit-and-run driver

    On Sept. 26, a jury in Rockland, Maine, awarded $200,000 to a man from Knox County whose hand was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident.The verdict in favor of 22-year-old Adam Feener concluded a three-day civil trial at Knox County Superior Court, before Justice Joyce Wheeler.Attorney Michael Bigos of Berman & Simmons represented Feener, of Hope, Maine, in the trial against Concord Insurance Group, The Main Street America Group, and Progressive Insurance Company.

  • Recent Proposed State/Federal Rules Changes as of October 2017

    The federal district court has announced a few changes to the local rules, effective December 1, 2017. A number of these rule changes were announced in June, and the proposed changes were summarized on this website at that time. These changes affect attorney discipline, and prevent attorneys admitted only conditionally to the Maine bar, from admission to the federal bar.

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