Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • James E. O’Connell, III

    Maine judge awards $1 million to widower in wrongful death case

    BELFAST, Maine – A judge in Waldo County has issued a final judgment of $1 million against Todd Gilday, who shot and killed a Belfast woman two years ago.Gilday shot Lynn Arsenault, 55, and her son Mathew Day, 22, on Aug. 28, 2013, following a dispute between the men. Arsenault died and Day suffered serious injuries. Gilday pleaded guilty and is serving a 50-year prison sentence.

  • One year after hayride tragedy, Cassidy’s light shines on

    Oct. 12, 2015One year after she was killed during a haunted hayride, Cassidy Charette’s remarkable life and spirit continue to be celebrated by her family, friends, and community.WGME CBS 13 News produced an uplifting segment titled “Shine on Cass,” featuring interviews with her soccer teammates and coaches, and another segment featuring an interview with Cassidy’s younger brother, Colby.

  • Berman & Simmons makes the National Law Journal’s ‘Top 100 Verdicts’

    LEWISTON, Maine – Berman & Simmons’ $22.5 million court victory on behalf of an electrical lineworker has been recognized among the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2014. The recognition represents a major achievement for the Berman & Simmons law firm, and also in the career of attorney Benjamin Gideon of Freeport. Gideon was the lead attorney for Michael Hemond and his wife […]

  • Plans take shape for ‘Cassidy’s Kitchen’ at a farm in Albion

    In today’s Kennebec Journal newspaper, staff writer Peter McGuire wrote an uplifting story about a summer farm camp in Albion and its plan to honor Cassidy Charette.Cassidy, 17, died in a hayride crash last fall. She was riding on a wagon that went out of control and flipped at Harvest Hill Farms in the town of Mechanic Falls. Cassidy was an honor student, a gifted athlete and beloved friend. Berman & Simmons represents her family.

  • Messalonskee HS lacrosse team honors Cassidy Charette

    During the improbable playoff run of the girls lacrosse team at Messalonskee High School this spring, the players have found many ways to honor their former teammate, Cassidy Charette. They wear a patch with Cassidy’s initials. No one wears number 4. Instead, they keep Cassidy’s jersey on the sidelines and take it with them on every road game.

  • WABI TV interviews Berman & Simmons lawyer about amusement park ride safety

    WABI TV 5, the CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine, interviewed Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan today about amusement park ride safety. The television report comes on the heels of two incidents that caused injuries at a carnival in Waterville over the weekend of June 13-14.Click here to watch the report and listen to Kagan’s comments.

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