Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • COVID-19 Exposure at a Veterans Home: Can I Bring a Case?

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt in every corner of the country and among people of all ages and walks of life. However, certain groups are more at risk―and see more sickness and death―than others. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of the virus, and older Americans who live in the close quarters of nursing […]

  • 10 Ways to Support Essential Workers, Local Businesses and Those in Need During COVID-19

    With the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Mainers are facing troubling and uncertain times. The first positive test result was reported on March 12th.  As of today, April 16th, we have 633 confirmed cases in the state―spanning 15 of our 16 counties―and sadly, 19 deaths.  The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is gut-wrenching at 644,188 and […]

  • If My Loved One Dies or Becomes Critically Ill from the Coronavirus, Can I Bring a Lawsuit?

    On April 6, 2020, the estate of a deceased man, Toney Evans, sued Walmart in state court in Illinois, alleging that Walmart was responsible for Mr. Evans’ death. Mr. Evans, a Walmart employee, died on March 25 from coronavirus. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Evans contracted coronavirus from other Walmart employees. Tragically, over 18,000 Americans have already died from coronavirus. […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Hope Rubito

    In 8th grade, Hope Rubito was in a very dark place. Having moved from Gray to Lewiston a few years earlier, she was a victim of constant physical and verbal abuse at school and cyberbullying online. The torment was so great that at age 13 she attempted suicide and would’ve succeeded if a teacher hadn’t notified her parents about her […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Isla Wilson

    Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, a sustainable coastal farm in Freeport, ME, is the place where Isla Wilson first started working with animals. As a young child, Isla’s family would visit Maine on the weekends from Boston and find themselves spending time at the farm. There, Isla learned how to care for the animals and milk the […]

  • COVID-19 Update

    The spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on people’s lives in our communities and throughout the world. At Berman & Simmons, we are taking this evolving situation very seriously. We’re carefully monitoring the news in Maine and around the U.S. and being proactive in our efforts to stay on top of the COVID-19 crisis. As […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Conrad Gabriel

    There aren’t many young adults as mature and self-aware as Conrad Gabriel, a senior at Deering High School. When it comes to standing up for what he believes in, Conrad has been treading the path of activism for years. He works proactively to raise awareness about the issues he believes are at the root of today’s problems, and he approaches […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Riley Stevenson

    When it comes to motivating a community and making your voice heard, few people do it better than 17-year old Riley Stevenson. From raising awareness on climate change to protesting gun violence, to fiercely debating an important topic, there isn’t much that can slow this rising star down. Representing Youth Priorities Riley is fully aware of the threats facing America’s […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Dominic Ferry

    Berman & Simmons is proud to honor Dominic Ferry as one of our firm’s inaugural Youth Leader Award recipients.   At 14 years old, Thornton Academy student Dominic Ferry is making efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of his community: children who are victims of domestic abuse. Dominic has been working to help other families for many years. Since […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Zamzam Elmoge

    Berman & Simmons is proud to honor Zamzam Elmoge as one of our firm’s inaugural Youth Leader Award recipients.   Zamzam has known her future lies in film since she was a child, but didn’t know how until after her first summer attending Seeds of Peace, a camp in Maine aimed at teaching children from different backgrounds leadership skills. It […]

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