In an unsusual move, the full 1st Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear an appeal of a federal court ruling dismissing former Maine House Speaker Mark Eves’ lawsuit against Gov. Paul LePage. The court said Friday that a majority of the judges voted to hear the case, which had previously been decided by a panel of three of circuit’s judges.
An allegedly vague fire safety code was cited among other factors in an appeal of the conviction of a Portland landlord who owned a building where six people died in a 2014 fire. Gregory Nisbet was acquitted in 2016 on six counts of manslaughter in the fire, but convicted of a misdemeanor violation of the fire codes because third-floor bedrooms lacked a secondary exit.
A new program coming to Maine aims to help low-income people file for bankruptcy and gain a fresh start financially. The program, called Upsolve, uses an online service to help people gather the information needed to prepare documents for bankruptcy filings, followed by a few hours with a bankruptcy lawyer to review the documents and get the filer ready for a bankruptcy court appearance. Then the filer can submit the documents and start the process of trying to relieve his or her debt burdens.
Full 1st Circuit Court of Appeals agrees to case of former Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, whose suit against Gov. Paul LePage was dismissed by lower federal court. Eves is challenging LePage's efforts to get private school that also runs a public charter school to fire him.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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