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Proposed Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

USA - June 14 2022 The Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure, of which I am a member, has been working with the SJC on potential changes to the…

Covid-19, Emergency Pandemic Orders, and Force Majeure

USA - June 2 2022 The Law Court recently weighed in on a trending legal issue - the extent to which Covid-19 restrictions trigger “force majeure” contract clauses. In…

Due Process, Preliminary Injunctions, and Final Judgments

USA - April 25 2022 The Court recently clarified an important issue of civil procedure - the precise point at which a court may consolidate a preliminary injunction…

The Rebirth of State Constitutionalism Continues

USA - March 16 2022 One of the most interesting trends in the Law Court’s jurisprudence (at least in the mind of this blogger) is the continued renaissance of the…

Can You Enforce an Online Contract In Maine? It Depends.

USA - February 1 2022 The Law Court recently weighed in on a matter of critical importance - the enforceability of online consumer contracts. Confronting the issue in a…