Examples of Print Edition Contents

Law Court Summaries

ZONING
Permitted Use of “Animal Husbandry”
Rudolph v. Golick (Alexander, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 106, Doc. No.
Yor-10-179, 10-26-10
MLR#273-10 – 9 pages

LAWYERS
Collateral Estoppel Effect of Fee Arbitration
Expert Testimony to Establish Malpractice
Kurtz & Perry, P.A. v. Emerson (Alexander, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME
107, Doc. No. Oxf-09-577
MLR#274-10 – 13 pages

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Liens
Costs and Attorney Fees
CIVIL PRACTICE
Declaratory Judgments
Mandatory Joinder of Parties
Construction Services Workers’ Compensation Group Self Insurance Trust
v. Stevens (Levy, J.) (5-0-1 decision, Jabar, J., concurring in result),
Dec. No. 2010 ME 108, Doc. No. Pen-09-236, 10-26-10
MLR#275-10 – 25 pages

ELECTIONS
Electronic Submission of Nomination Petitions
Hammer v. Secretary of State (Gorman, J.) (7-0-1 decision, Alexander,
J., concurring and dissenting), Dec. No. 2010 ME 109, Doc. No.
Pen-10-582, 10-28-10
MLR#276-10 – 17 pages (including decision below)

REAL ESTATE
Eminent Domain
Referee
CIVIL PRACTICE
Ripeness
Bar Harbor Housing Authority v. Estate of Staples (Saufley, C.J.), Dec.
No. 2010 ME 110, Doc. No. Han-09-498, 11-2-10
MLR # 277-10 – 7 pages

REAL ESTATE
Zoning
CIVIL PRACTICE
Interlocutory Appeal
Aubry v. Town of Mount Desert (Saufley, C.J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 111,
Doc. No. Han-10-177, 11-2-10
MLR # 278-10 – 7 pages

FAMILY LAW
Primary Residence of Child
Effect of Prior Jeopardy Finding
In re Alivia B. (Levy, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 112, Pen-10-91, 11-2-10
MLR # 279-10 – 8 pages

CRIMINAL LAW
Sentencing
State v. Dalli (Mead, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 113, Doc. SRP-09-644,
11-4-10
MLR # 280-10 – 9 pages

TORTS
Joint and Several Liability
Lo v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. of Boston, Inc. (per curiam), Dec. No.
2010 ME 114, Doc. No. Yor-10-168, 11-4-10
MLR # 281-10 – 2 pages

REAL ESTATE
Mechanic’s Lien
F.R. Carroll, Inc. v. TD Bank, N.A. (Jabar, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 115,
Doc. No. Yor-10-55, 11-9-10
MLR # 282-10 – 10 pages

CRIMINAL LAW
Suppression of Evidence
Territorial Waters Jurisdiction
Prosecutorial Discretion
Immediate Liberation Defense
State v. Thomas (Mead, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 116, Doc. No. Kno-10-118,
11-9-10
MLR # 283-10 – 16 pages

CRIMINAL LAW
Right of Confrontation
State v. Ducasse (Gorman, J.), Dec. No. 2010 ME 117, Doc. No.
Ken-10-159, 11-9-10
MLR # 284-10 – 9 pages

Superior Court Summaries

CRIMINAL LAW
Motion to Suppress
Voluntariness
Right to Counsel
State v. McDonald (Murphy, J.) Kennebec Dkt. No. CR-09-685, 7-14-10
MLR/SC#280-10 6 pages
CRIMINAL LAW
Post-Conviction Review
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Bonnefant v. State (Marden, J.) Kennebec Dkt. No. CR-09-984, 8-12-10
Leonard Sharon for petitioner.
MLR/SC#281-10 10 pages
CRIMINAL LAW
Post-Conviction Review
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Estabrook v. State (Murphy, J.) Kennebec Dkt. No. CR-08-928, 9-3-10
MLR/SC#282-10 6 pages
PROBATE
Statute of Limitations
CIVIL PRACTICE
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
Langsdorf v. Burchstead (Mills, J.) Kennebec Dkt. No. CV-09-151, 9-17-10
MLR/SC#283-10 6 pages
ZONING
Subdivision
Mabee et al. v. Town of Kennebunkport et al. (Brennan, J.) York Dkt. No.
AP-09-015, 9-21-10
MLR/SC#284-10 7 pages
ELECTIONS
Nominating Petitions
Certifications
Hammer v. Maine Secretary of State (Murphy, J.) Penobscot Dkt. No.
AP-09-007, 9-28-10
MLR/SC#285-10 13 pages
SORNA
Ex Post Facto Law
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Double Jeopardy
Due Process
Allaire v. State et al. (Murphy, J.) Kennebec Dkt. No. CV-05-259,
9-29-10
MLR/SC#286-10 19 pages
ZONING
Subdivision
Expanding Use
Marquis v. Town of Kennebunk et al. (Brennan, J.) York Dkt. Nos.
CV-08-226 and AP-09-013, 9-30-10
MLR/SC#287-10 11 pages

First Circuit Summaries

ELECTION LAW
Maine Clean Election Act
CIVIL PRACTICE
Injunction
Respect Maine PAC v. McKee (per curiam), Dec. No. 10-2119, 10-29-10
MLR # 285-10 – 2 pages

U.S. District Court Summaries

CRIMINAL LAW
Fair Sentencing Act of 2010
Ex Post Facto Clause
Saving Clause
United States v. Douglas (Hornby, J.) Criminal No. 09-202-P-H, 10-27-10
MLR#286-10 20 pages

CIVIL PRACTICE
Amend Judgment
Relief from Judgment
Motion for a New Trial
TORTS
Maine Tort Claims Act
Fortin v. Titcomb et al. (Rich, Mag.J.) Civil No. 09-179-P-R, 10-31-10
MLR#287-10 9 pages